The Phuoc Tuong - Phu Gia tunnel (Source: VNA)

Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) – The Phuoc Tuong – Phu Gia road tunnel on the National Road 1A that is crossing Phu Loc district, the central province of Thua Thien – Hue has been put into use.

The construction of the tunnel started in May, 2013 under the build– operate– transfer (BOT) model at a total cost of 1.74 trillion VND (77.8 million USD).

The Phuoc Tuong-Phu Gia tunnel allows a speed limit of 80km per hour.

It is expected to facilitate the smooth traffic flow and contribute to reducing traffic accidents, which often occurred in the Phuoc Tuong-Phu Gia pass, said Phan Bao Trung, head of the local traffic police station.-VNA