Two projects on broadening National Highway No 1 in the central province of Quang Binh started on September 25.

The projects, worth 3.94 trillion VND (185.6 million USD) sourced from government bonds, is expected to be completed by 2015 for 83 km of the road, allowing vehicles to run at speeds up to 80 km per hour.

On the same day, the Transport Department of central Quang Ngai province also kicked off a project on upgrading and expanding the section of National Highway No 1 running through the locality.

The work on the 98-km stretch needs an investment of 2.7 trillion VND (127.3 million USD), and will be finished by 2016.

When completed, the projects will help meet the demand for transport, bolster the economic development of the central region and the country at large, and gradually realise Vietnam’s 2020 road development plan.-VNA