(QNO) - The traffic opening ceremony of the Da Nang – Quang Ngai expressway was organized at Tam Ky rest stop (Tam Ky city, Quang Nam province) on September 2. Present at the event were Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam Trinh Dinh Dung, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Viet Nam Umeda Kunio, representatives of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the World Bank, leaders of Central services, Da Nang city, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces.
|The overview of the opening ceremony.|
The 139.204km Da Nang – Quang Ngai expressway – from Da Nang city through Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces is the first in Central Vietnam to be invested by the Vietnam Expressway Corporation. The project started on May 19, 2013 with the first phase investment capital of 1.64 billion USD including 798.56 million USD from JICA and 590.39 million USD from the World Bank.
|The expressway takes just one hour from Da Nang to Quang Ngai|
Earlier, the 65km-expressway from Da Nang city (at Tuy Loan) to Tam Ky city (Quang Nam province), part of the Da Nang - Quang Ngai expressway was put into operation.
|Deputy Prime Minister Dung gives his speech at the event.|
The Da Nang- Quang Ngai expressway shortens the transportation distance and time between Central Vietnam’s key economic centers and industrial zones in Da Nang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai. It also creates new opportunities for investors, hastening the establishment and development of industrial zones and tourism in the region. The expressway is also the link between the localities in the Central Vietnam and the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam economic triangle area via the East-West Economic Corridor.
|Chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee Dinh Van Thu at the event|
|The traffic opening ceremony of Da Nang – Quang Quang Ngai expressway|
On behalf of the Vietnamese Government and people, Deputy Prime Minister Dung thanked JICA and the World Bank for their financial support and cooperation during the implementation of the project. At the same time, he asked the investors to complete the auxiliary works on the route.
|A part of Da Nang – Quang Ngai expressway|