​Illustrative image (Source: baogiaothong.com)
Quang Nam (VNA) – The central province of Quang Nam will continue to inject more than 1 trillion VND (45 million USD) from the central and local budgets into expanding and connecting roads with the Da Nang – Quang Ngai expressway to local industrial parks and key economic zones.

The 140km expressway, including 92kms running across the province, creates a good opportunity for Quang Nam to improve its transport infrastructure serving socio-economic development, said Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Van Thu.

The expansion is expected to facilitate trade and cooperation between Da Nang city and Quang Nam province.

The Da Nang – Quang Ngai expressway, with a total investment of nearly 1.6 billion USD, will be put into operation in late 2017.

This is one of the key transport infrastructure projects that the Party and State is particularly interested in under the national strategy to build and develop the north-south highway network.

Once completed, the expressway will help reduce travelling time between the three localities while opening investment opportunities in the central region.

It will also contribute to connecting the international transport network in the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia triangle economic area, through the East-West economic corridor.

It plays a crucial role in emergency rescue for locals in flood prone areas.

Minister of Transport Truong Quang Nghia said Quang Nam needs to priortise capital for carrying out projects connecting with the Da Nang – Quang Ngai expressway and the north-south transport routes to create sustainable development connectivity between cities and provinces in the region.-VNA