(Source: VNA)
 
Phu Yen (VNA) – A tunnel system running through the Ca Pass and connecting the two central provinces of Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa opened to traffic on August 21.

Construction on the tunnel system, the largest of its kind along the National Highway 1A, started on November 18, 2012.

It stretches 13.19 kilometres from Phu Yen province’s Hao Son commune to Khanh Hoa province’s Co Ma commune and has two bi-tube tunnels: Deo Ca (Ca Pass) tunnel (4.1 kilometres in length) and Co Ma tunnel (500 metres).

The maximum speed for vehicles traveling along the tunnels is 80 kilometres per hour.

[Construction of Ca Pass tunnel project nears completion]

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho said that this is a key national project constructed under a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) model and by Vietnamese contractors.

The tunnel system can shorten the distance between the two central provinces by 8 kilometres, cut travelling time by half and ensure convenient traffic between central and southern regions.

It is also expected to connect Nam Phu Yen economic zone and Van Phong economic zone of Khanh Hoa province and contribute to the development of industry, trade and tourism in the central and Central Highlands regions.- VNA