The northern provinces of Nam Dinh and Ha Nam on January 11 officially opened a road linking both localities, which is of national importance to the socio-economic development and security-defence of the southern Red River Delta.

The 25.1km road connects Nam Dinh and Ha Nam’s Phu Ly city. It includes four lanes and allows vehicles to travel at speeds of 80km per hour.

It was built at a total cost of 3.8 trillion VND (180.9 million USD).

A 3.9km stretchpart within Nam Dinh province linking Nam Dinh city and its My Loc district became operational back in June 2012.

The inter-provincial road is joined to the highway from Hanoi to the regional province of Ninh Binh. Together, they are expected to facilitate the region’s trading with other provinces across Vietnam.-VNA