Construction of Noi Bai - Bac Ninh road

Ha Noi, Dec. 4(VNA) -- Work started on Dec. 1 for construction of a 33.91 km-long road section stretching from Noi Bai International Airport to Bac Ninh on Highway 18 (km 3+300).

The project will be conducted at a total cost of VND 433 billion (USD 30 million) coming from Japan's ODA capital by the Da River Corporation, the Thang Long Corporation and the Northern Civil Engineering in 24 months.

This is the biggest of four bidding packages under the project to upgrade Highway 18, a 320 km-long section from Noi Bai International Airport through the provinces of Bac Ninh, Hai Duong and Quang Ninh to Bac Luan border gate.

The Noi Bai-Bac Ninh road section will be designed according to the expressway standards with a design speed of 120 km per hour. The section will have two lanes on a width of 13.25 metres in the first phase.

On this section, 21 bridges will be built with a total length of 3,587m.--VNA