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|The 65km section of Đà Nẵng-Quảng Ngãi Highway opens to the public on Wednesday. - Photo Courtesy of the Việt Nam Expressway Corporation|
The section of the four-lane highway was opened by the Ministry of Transport and the Việt Nam Expressway Corporation (VEC) and permits a maximum speed of 120km per hour.
VEC officials said the entire 139.52km Đà Nẵng-Quảng Ngãi Highway will open for public use by the end of this year.
The total investment for the project is around US$1.64 billion. Of this, $798 million has been borrowed (with interest) from Japan International Co-operation Agency and $590 million from World Bank; the remaining is from the State budget.