Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on March 26 inspected the implementation of a project to upgrade and expand National Highway 1A – the section linking southern Ben Thuy 2 Bridge and highway bypass with Ha Tinh city.

Started in September 2012, the project is built in the form of BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) with a total capital of over 2.4 trillion VND (about 116 million USD).

The 35km long and 25.5 metre wide six-lane road is of great importance in the socio-economic development strategy of central Ha Tinh province in particular and the northern central region in general.

Earlier, the PM offered incense and flowers at the Truong Bon Relic Site in Do Luong district, central Nghe An province, which commemorates 13 youth volunteers who laid down their lives in 1968 during the war against the US.-VNA