France will provide 800-900 million USD to help Vietnam implement the tunnel project through Ca pass located in the central Phu Yen – Khanh Hoa provinces .

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed in Paris on Nov. 22 by Ca Pass Investment JSC of Vietnam and Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank and Societe Generale Bank of France .

Ca Pass Investment JSC Chairman Nghiem Sy Minh, said the MoU is of significance as this is the first step to accelerate the implementation of the project.

The tunnel is an important project in the network of highways connecting the north and south of Vietnam . It will be constructed at an estimated investment of nearly 796 million USD.

Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has agreed to submit the project to the Prime Minister for approval as one of the country’s key projects./.