Construction on a stretch of the Da Nang – Quang Ngai highway, known as bidding package A4, began in the central province of Quang Ngai on November 24.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the investor and contractors to work closely with local authorities on site clearance, ensuring that displaced residents can settle their lives soon.

Built by the Republic of Korea’s Lotte Engineering & Construction company, the 14.6 km section running through the districts of Binh Son and Son Tinh is expected to be completed after 36 months of construction.

It is the first package that has been funded by the World Bank (WB).

As part of the North-South expressway project, the 1.47 billion USD Da Nang – Quang Ngai highway will be nearly 140km in length and 26m in width with four lanes. Its construction is scheduled for completion in 2017.

It has received funding of nearly 673 million USD in official development assistance from the Japanese Government via the Japan International Cooperation Agency and 631 million USD in loans from the WB.-VNA