The construction work of the Trung Hoa – Belt Road 3 intersection, including two tunnels, will begin on January 18, according to the Thang Long Project Management Board.

Vu Xuan Hoa, head of the Board, said the Board under the Ministry of Transport on January 15 signed a contract package deal No 4 with the contractor-builder group Hanshin-Cienco 4 to build the intersection where Thang Long Avenue, Belt Road 3 and Tran Duy Hung road meet.

The intersection, which currently does not allow continuous traffic through it, is also the last work of the phase II of the Belt Road 3 project from Mai Dich to Linh Dam Lake that uses the Japanese Government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans.

The cost is estimated at 1,087 billion VND or around 51 million USD and comes from the remainder of the capital from the phase II of the Belt Road 3 project.

The building works include two 691.8m-long tunnels of three lanes each for two-way traffic between Tran Duy Hung and Thang Long Avenue.

On its completion, the new intersection will help ease the traffic flow between the downtown Hanoi and the West part of the city.

It also connects provinces in the northeastern region like Hai Phong and Lang Son to the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park and Hoa Binh province.-VNA