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Son La (VNA) – Work started on a project to upgrade a 110km section of National Highway 6 running through the northwestern mountainous province on October 29.

As part of the World Bank–funded Vietnam Road Asset Management Project (VRAMP), the sub-project aims to upgrade the section connecting Moc Chau town with Son La City.

The project has a total investment of 301 million USD, including 251 million USD from World Bank loans and 50 million USD from domestic capital.

In addition to National Highway 6, VRAMP will also focus on upgrading and maintaining several key roads under the transport network in the northern key economic area, such as Highway 2, Highway 38, Highway 38B, Highway 39 and Highway 48.

National Highway 6 is the main road connecting the Northwest Region and Hanoi. Once completed, Highway 6 will help shorten travel time between Hoa Binh and Son La, meeting the growing transport demand on the route and facilitating socioeconomic development and national defence and security for the Northwest Region in particular and the North in general.-VNA