Construction on the Nga Tu So – Nga Tu Vong section of belt road No. 2, one of the main artery routes in the capital city, began on October 8 and ease traffic congestion in the city’s southern area.

Built at a cost of over 2.5 trillion VND (119 million USD), the road will stretch 2km in length and 53-57m in width.

A total of 35 offices and 608 households have to relocate to make ground for the new road.

The city has focused on building the three belt road No. 1, 2 and 3 as part of efforts to ramp up its transport infrastructure.

The belt road No. 3 linking Phap Van and Thang Long bridge was opened to traffic last year, easing pressure on the east-west route.-VNA