The entrances of the two tunnels under the H​ai V​an Pass connecting ​Da N​ang and Th​ua Thi​en-Hu​e Province. The H​ai V​an Tunnel 2 (right), running in parallel with the Hai Va​n Tunnel 1 (left), will be under construction from July 11.(Photo: baodautu.vn)
Da Nang (VNA) - The Hai Van Tunnel, connecting Da Nang city and Thua Thien-Hue province in the central region, will be closed for 30 minutes every day starting from July 11, said the Ministry of Transport (MoT).

The tunnel will be closed from 1.15pm to 1.45pm every day while construction units use dynamite to create another tunnel that runs parallel to it, called the Hai Van Tunnel 2, said Do Van Nam, director of the Deo Ca Investment Joint Stock Company, the main investor of the project.

Vehicles passing through the tunnel around the closing time will be stopped at two toll stations at the north and south of the tunnel.

The closing will be effective within a month from the starting date of construction and applicable on all days except for weekends and holidays.

After one month, the project’s management board and investors will collaborate with concerned units to evaluate the initial construction process of the new tunnel, report it to MoT and ask for permission to carry out mass construction.

The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam has requested concerned road management departments to collaborate with the project’s management board and investors to direct traffic and announce whether the tunnel is open for travelers.

The Hai Van Tunnel 2 will be built on the foundation of a 6.2km refuge tunnel. It will consist of four lanes, each 3.5m in width, costing some 7.3 trillion VND (321 million USD), and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.-VNA