The upgrade of sections of National Highway 19 linking Binh Dinh province’s Quy Nhon seaport with the Central Highlands and Laos, Cambodia and Thailand was started December 22.

The Built-Operate-Transfer (BOT) project, which costs more than 2 trillion VND (94 million USD), is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

It is expected to help ensure traffic safety for the seriously downgrading highway, thus contributing to boost socio-economic development in Binh Dinh and Gia Lai provinces and the Central Highlands.

The sections include 33 km in Binh Dinh province and 22.6 km in Gia Lai province.-VNA