On the morning of September 1, at Tien Yen (Quang Ninh) BOT station, Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee and Sun Group jointly held the inauguration ceremony of Van Don – Mong Cai expressway, hereby Quang Ninh becomes a province with the highest number of kilometers of expressway in the country.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, former National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and a number of Party leaders, former Party and State leaders, leaders of Quang Ninh province and many provinces across the country attended the ceremony.
At the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Tuong Van, Chairman of Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee, said that the Van Don – Mong Cai project is a component, the final piece to join the Hanoi – Hai Phong, Hai Phong – Ha Long and Ha Long – Van Don expressways, forming the Hanoi – Hai Phong – Ha Long – Van Don – Mong Cai expressway with a total length of 281 kilometers.
The Van Don – Mong Cai expressway project has a total length of 80.23 kilometers with a design speed of 120 km/h, including four motor vehicle lanes, two emergency stop lanes with a total investment capital of nearly VND 12,771 billion.
The project consists of two independent parts: the 16km – long Van Don – Tien Yen route and the 64km – long Tien Yen – Mong Cai route. Van Don – Mong Cai expressway put into operation will synchronously connect with Van Don – Ha Long – Hai Phong – Hanoi – Lao Cai expressway, forming the longest expressway in Vietnam with a length of nearly 600km, shortening the travel time from Hanoi to Mong Cai to only three hours.
This is also the only highway in Vietnam connecting three airports (Noi Bai – Cat Bi – Van Don), three economic zones with one international border gate.