Da Nang (VNA) – The Hai Van Tunnel 2 – the longest highway tunnel in
Southeast Asia and linking central Thua Thien-Hue province and Da Nang metropolis – was
open to site visitors on January 11.
Talking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime
Minister Trinh Dinh Dung explained the tunnel is a key job utilizing the most
complicated engineering in Vietnam.
It will assist increase socio-financial growth
and ensure the defence and safety of the crucial central financial area, and guarantee
improved connectivity and foster progress in the central and Central Highlands
locations and the nation as a complete.
The task expanding the Hai Van Highway Tunnel
was authorized by the Ministry of Transportation in 2016 with total investment of over
7.2 trillion VND (310.8 million USD). The initially stage fixed and upgraded the
existing Hai Van Tunnel 1 and improved a area of Countrywide Highway No 1 over Hai
The 2nd phase widened the support tunnel used
for excavation of the initially tunnel into the 4-lane, 6.2-km Hai Van Tunnel 2.
Building concluded last September – three
months previously than planned – and will relieve congestion in Hai Van Tunnel 1. It
will also shorten travelling time and increase the performance of goods and