New expressway to open up development space for Quang Ninh

Van Don - Mong Cai Expressway, expected to open up a new development space for the northern province of Quang Ninh and the entire Red River Delta, was inaugurated on September 1.

The expressway, which is 80.23km long and 25.25m wide, connects Van Don International Airport and the access road to Bac Luan 2 Bridge on the Vietnam - China border in Mong Cai city. It has four lanes for vehicles, two emergency lanes, and a design speed of 120km per hour, which is also the maximum design speed for expressways in Vietnam.

Invested at total cost of 1.87 billion USD, the road is equipped with an intelligent transport system working around the clock and in all weather conditions.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said that Van Don - Mong Cai Expressway will help Quang Ninh establish itself as a strategic transit point in the East Asia - Southeast Asia - ASEAN - China region, the “Two Corridors, One Belt” cooperation zone between Vietnam and China, and the expanded Gulf of Tonkin inter-regional cooperation area under the ASEAN - China Free Trade Area.

He added it will not only create a new development space for the northern midland and mountainous region and the Red River Delta, including Quang Ninh, but also promote production, business, trading, service, tourism, industrial, and urban development in the places it traverses./.