The city’s leaders took part in the groundbreaking ceremony of Tam Trinh Road yesterday morning. (Photo: vov.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Construction has started on the main road in the southern gateway of the city in Hoàng Mai district at a cost of 2,067 billion (92.66 million USD).

Tam Trinh Road, linking beltway 2 with beltway 3, is expected to create favourable conditions for travel, especially for the district’s residents. It will help miminise transport pressure on the southern routes of the city, promote social-economic development and create a beautiful and modern landscape in the region.

The 3,557m road will be completed within 720 days.

The city budget and the district’s land-use fund have invested in the project.

Expense for land clearance work is 1,648 billion VND (73.9 million USD) and the contract for construction costs 243.6 billion VND.

Participating at the ground-breaking ceremony on October 18 were Hanoi Party Committee Secretary Hoang Trung Hai and leaders of the city and district authorities.

At the ceremony, Nguyen The Hung, deputy chairman of the city People’s Committee, said it is one of the key transport projects to achieve the city’s goal of reducing traffic congestion in the 2016-20 period.

The total area acquired for the project is some 112,000sq.m from three wards.

The district People’s Committee has been exerting maximum efforts to complete land clearance so as to achieve the project deadline, he said.

The district authorities has been asked to coordinate with the contractor to ensure quality and criteria on lighting system, trees and landscape are met.-VNA