Well-built traffic infrastructure from lowland to mountainous and island districts has given a facelift to the central province of Quang Ngai , said local officials.

Over the past 25 years, nearly 7,760 km of roads have been built across the province, 5.5 times higher than that of 1989 when Quang Ngai was re-established. A large proportion of them were asphalted.

More than 355 km of four national highways (1A, 24, 24B, and 24C) traverse the province along with some 400 km of 11 inter-provincial roads.

Meanwhile, nearly 2,000 km of inter-communal roads now make it easier to access rural localities.

Notably, over 120 km of asphalted roads have been constructed in the Dung Quat economic zone, facilitating the transport of goods and equipment.

Quang Ngai authorities and businesses have also built other facilities in the zone such as the ports of Gemadep, Doosan Vina, Sa Ky, and Ly Son, smoothing the way for trade activities and tourists’ travelling.

Dang Van Minh, Director of the provincial Department of Transport, said the comprehensive infrastructure developed across Quang Ngai has increased the transport of passengers, from 305,000 in 1989 to 3.05 million by the first half of 2014.

At the same time, the throughput of goods delivered through the province has climbed to 5.12 million tonnes from 212,000 tonnes over the period, he added.-VNA