A contract worth 5.8 trillion VND was signed on June 13 for the construction of a road linking Ha Long City and Bach Dang Bridge in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

The project will be implemented by Taiwan’s How Yu Vietnam Construction Company following the Build-Transfer (BT) mode.

The 19.8 kilometre road will connect directly with the Hanoi-Hai Phong Expressway. It will have four lanes and pass over eight new bridges on the way. A speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour will be set.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Do Thong urged the contractor to complete all necessary documents so that work on the project can start imminently.

The government-funded project is scheduled for completion by 2015./.