Work to upgrade the section of National Highway 1A connecting Ha Tinh city bypass and Ky Anh district got underway in the central province of Ha Tinh on July 26.

The 3 trillion VND (nearly 143 million USD) project on what is seen as a key between the north and south, will help connect Cau Treo International Economic Zone and Vung Ang Economic Zone, as well as promoting business exchanges between countries in the East West Corridor region, including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and China.

The 72km road, featuring six lanes and an 80km per hour speed limit, starts from Cam Vinh commune in Cam Xuyen district and ends at Ky Anh district's Ky Trinh commune.

Divided into two sub-projects, in which 38km of the first project will be upgraded with more than 2 trillion VND (95 million USD) invested by the Ha Tinh Transport Department.

The remaining 33.6km – comprising the second sub-project, will be upgraded by the transport ministry.
The project is expected to be finished by the end of 2015.-VNA