Ha Noi inaugurates two major tunnels (23:23 10/01/2016)


HNP - Ministry of Transport and Ha Noi People's Committee on January 8 organized a ceremony to inaugurate two tunnels at Thanh Xuan and Trung Hoa interchanges. These tunnels are expected to ease traffic conflicts on routes leading to the city centre and the third ring road.


Delegates cut ribbon to inaugurate Trung Hoa tunnel, Ha Noi, January 8.


The event saw the attendance of Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc; Politburo member Pham Quang Nghi, who is assigned to steer the Ha Noi Municipal Party Committee; Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang; Permanent Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang; Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung; Vice Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung, among others.


 
Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivers the speech at the ceremony, Ha Noi, January 8.


Construction of the 614,13 metre-long tunnel at Trung Hoa interchange began on January 18, 2015 and completed after 11 months of construction, seven months ahead of schedule. The tunnel totally cost VND1,087 billion. It has three lanes for motor vehicles, facilitating transportation from urban area to Thang Long boulevard and vice versa.


 
Delegates cut ribbon to inaugurate Thanh Xuan tunnel, Ha Noi, January 8.

 

Construction of the 980 metre-long tunnel at Thanh Xuan interchange began on June 28, 2014. It has an investment capital of VND551 billion (US$24.2 million).

Each tunnel has two lanes for motor vehicles with a designed speed of 60km/h.  

 

 
Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung speaks at the ceremony, Ha Noi, January 8.


Addressing the ceremony, Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said the opening of these two tunnels would help ease traffic conflicts on routes leading to the city centre and the third ring road, promote economic development.


Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the efforts by the Ministry of Transport and contractors to complete these key infrastructure projects ahead of schedule.


By Le Anh


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