Further upgrades and construction in transport infrastructure will be carried out in the Central Highlands region from 2016-2020, according to the Central Highlands region’s Steering Committee.

The committee said around 1,272 kilometres will be upgraded or newly built during the period to facilitate mobility between provinces in the region and connections with the central coastal region as well as contribute to social-economic development.

In recent years, transport infrastructure in the Central Highlands has markedly improved with thousands of kilometres of roads already open to traffic.

Since the beginning of this year, more than 600 kilometres of roads have been completed in the region and another 190 kilometres will be put into use by the end of the year.

From 2011-2015, 48.73 trillion VND (2.23 billion USD) was invested in the region, 30 trillion VND (1.37 billion USD) of which was sourced from the Government and the remaining from localities.

Besides upgrades to airports in the region, 3,629 kilometres of district roads and 4,224 kilometres of commune roads have been concreted.-VNA