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Gia Lai (VNA) – The Central Highlands region will need about 115.06 trillion VND (5.06 billion USD) to invest in its transport infrastructure during 2016-2020.

Speaking at a conference in Gia Lai province’s Pleiku city on November 26, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, who is head of the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands Region, asked ministries, sectors and regional localities to strictly follow Politburo resolutions on the implementation of transport-related projects.

They were also urged to consider developing the East-West corridor road, and building the Ho Chi Minh highway and roads linking ethnic-inhabited areas.

At the conference, participants also discussed and put forth measures to better the region’s transport infrastructure.

During 2011-2015, more than 60 trillion VND was mobilised to upgrade the Central Highlands’ transport system. Many key works completed have helped improve the facelift of the region, including Buon Ma Thuot, Lien Khuong and Pleiku airports.

Attention has been paid to strictly managing transportation activities, thus contributing to increasing the quality of transportation services.

The Central Highlands region, which comprises Dak Lak, Kon Tum, Lam Dong, Gia Lai and Dak Nong provinces, currently has 35,639 kilometres of roads, in which the total length of national highways is 3,128 kilometres; the provincial roads, 2,302 kilometres; rural roads, 27,721 kilometres; specialised roads, 648 kilometres and urban roads, 1,840 kilometres.-VNA