The 10-lane highway, connecting Ha Long City with Hai Phong – Van Don Highway, has been under construction since June 2017 and is now 90 percent complete, Tham said.

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“We are mobilising maximum human resources and equipment to accelerate the construction process,” he told “We are determined to complete the highway by April,” he said.

The highway is 5km long and 54.5m wide, with eight lanes for motorised vehicles and two for non-motorised ones.

Part of an expansion project of National Route 18 in Ha Long City, it will reduce travel time from Hai Phong port city to Ha Long and improve the transport infrastructure of Quang Ninh province.

It cost 380 billion VND (16.7 million USD), which was paid for by Ha Long City.

Source: VNA