National Highway 1A is the backbone of the national transport system (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung approved the expansion of several sections of National Highway 1A in the southern provinces of Bac Lieu and Soc Trang.

Accordingly, some parts of the highway in the north of Bac Lieu city will be expanded to four lanes for motor vehicles and two lanes for others.

Meanwhile, a two-lane section of the highway will be built in Soc Trang city.

Investment for upgrading and expanding parts of the highway in the two localities is being used under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model, in line with legal regulations, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Under the 2020 development plan, National Highway 1A will stretch from Huu Nghi Quan (the northern province of Lang Son) to Nam Can (the southernmost province of Ca Mau) with a total length of over 2,395 kilometers.

Several sections of the highway will have roads and bridges reinforced. The construction of tunnels through Phu Gia and Phuoc Tuong passes in the central provinc of Thua Thien – Hue and Ca pass in Phu Yen province will be completed soon.

As the backbone of the national transport system, National Highway 1A runs through half of the provinces and cities in the country, linking Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho.-VNA