Bac Giang – Lang Son highway opens to traffic hinh anh 1Part of the Bac Giang - Lang Son highway (Photo: VNA)

Lang Son (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung cut the ribbon to open the Bac Giang-Lang Son Highway to traffic on September 29.

Addressing the event, the Government leader lauded efforts made by the Lang Son People’s Committee, the project’s management board, and other relevant agencies in overcoming difficulties to shorten the construction time of the highway.

He asked the agencies to speed up land clearing progress for the completion of remaining supporting items before the end of this year.

Dung assigned the Ministry of Transport to coordinate with relevant ministries, sectors and Lang Son authorities in preparing for the investment in the Huu Nghi – Chi Lang highway to fully launch the highway route that runs from Hanoi through Bac Ninh, Bac Giang to Lang Son, ending at the Huu Nghi border gate.

The Bac Giang-Lang Son Highway stretches 64km from the intersection with National Highway 1 in Mai Sao Commune, Chi Lang District of Lang Son province to the National Highway 1 section crossing Hanoi – Bac Giang area. The road is 25m wide with designed speed of 100km per hour. It has four lanes and two emergency ones.

Thanks to the highway, travel time between Hanoi and Lang Son now reduces to 2.5 hours from the previous 3.5 hours.

The construction of the project, worth more than 12.18 trillion VND (524.8 million USD), began in 2015. However, the then contractor’s weakness had led to the project lagging 2 years behind schedule. The new contractor took over in June 2017./.