Work starts on Van Don-Mong Cai Expressway in northern Vietnam

HCMC – Work on the 80.2-kilometer Van Don-Mong Cai Expressway in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh started on April 3. When put into service, the road will raise the total expressway coverage in the northern province of Quang Ninh to some 200 kilometers, the highest of any locality in Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (C) attends the groundbreaking ceremony for Van Don-Mong Cai Expressway in the northern province of Quang Ninh on April 3 – PHOTO: VGP

The highway is to be developed under a public-private partnership through the build-operate-transfer contract format at a total cost of more than VND11 trillion (US$478 million) by a consortium comprising Long Van Infrastructure Investment and Development Co., Ltd; Van Don Sun JSC; and Cong Thanh Transportation and Construction Corporation.

The highway will serve as an important transport gateway linking Vietnam’s northern provinces with China and other countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, helping boost cross-border trade and turn Quang Ninh into a trade and service hub.

Read more at The Saigon Times.