The southern central province of Ninh Thuan inaugurated a 106-kilometre road running along its coast on April 16, said to be of local and regional importance.

The road, built at a cost of over 4.65 trillion VND (221.43 million USD), begins at an intersection with the National Road 1A in Cong Hai commune of Thuan Bac district and ends at a similar intersection in Ca Na commune of Thuan Nam district.

It is contiguous to Khanh Hoa province to the north and Binh Thuan province to the south.

To prepare for the construction, more than 1,020 households were removed and 186.96 hectares of land were reclaimed.

Chairman of the Ninh Thuan People’s Committee Luu Xuan Vinh said the artery connects provincial roads with National Road 1A, forming an uninterrupted transport system.

It will also improve regional connectivity and the utilisation of marine resources while helping facilitate the construction of a nuclear power plant in the province and ensure defence-security, he added.-VNA