Expressway eases travel near Dalat, Vietnam
Expressway eases travel near Dalat, a 19-kilometre expressway linking Duc Trong town with Prenn Mountain Pass in Dalat was opened to traffic last Sunday.
Work on the eight-lane, VND993 billion (US$59.8 million) highway began in April 2004.
The contractor, 7/5 Company belonging to Military Zone 7, has built it in the build-operate-transfer (BOT) form. It will operate the highway for over 24 years.
The road reduces the distance from Lien Khuong terminal to Dalat and ease traffic flowing from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat at the Prenn Pass bottleneck.
The Ministry of Transport said the route is an important portion in the Dau Giay (Dong Nai) – Dalat Expressway project, and is vital not only to the economy but also to national security.
(Source:VNS, URL: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/travel/2008/07/791458/)
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