Work on expansion of a stretch of National Highway 1A in the central province of Binh Thuan began on June 3.

The project, in Ham Thuan Bac district, is the result of a partnership between the Ministry of Transport and the provincial People's Committee.

The Binh Thuan National Highway 1A – BOT Joint Stock Company has been assigned to implement the project, under the build – operate – transfer model.

A total of 2.6 trillion VND (124.8 million USD) will be spent to expand the stretch of road, which will have six lanes at a width of 25.5 metres. The highest permitted speed for motor vehicle will be 80 km per hour.

The project is scheduled to be finish in 2015.-VNA