HANOI, NOVEMBER 22 (Engineering Daily) -- The Central Highland transport connectivity improvement project (Highway No. 19) is planned to use International Development Association (IDA) loans of World Bank.
The Ministry of Transport has proposed to the Ministry of Planning and Investment to review and submit to the Prime Minister for approval of the Central Highland transport connectivity improvement project (Highway No. 19) using IDA loans of World Bank.
The project is aimed to complete upgrading 170 km of Highway No. 19 in conformity to Grade III road standard. In which, 16 km of road in Binh Dinh province (Km51+152 – Km67) shall be upgraded. 23 km of road (Km67 – Km90), 36 km of road (Km131+300 – Km167) and 67 km of road (Km180 - Km247) in Gia Lai province shall be upgraded also. 10 km of bypass route in An Khe Town and 18 km of bypass route in Pleiku City shall be constructed.
The project is to enhance the transport and logistics connectivity along the East West corridor from the Central Highland region to Central coastal provinces; to build the road safety corridor in Highway No. 19 to meet the requirement of international traffic safety standards.
Due to shortage of Vietnam Government mid-term counterpart capital period 2016-2020, Ministry of Transport has proposed to borrow from World Bank for site clearance. With this solution, the total investment of project will be about USD 153.8 million, in which, USD 150 million of World Bank loans and counterpart fund of USD 3.8 million.
If the proposal is approved, the project will be started in February 2019 and finished in June 2022.