外文标题：Vietnam's most modern expressway to open to traffic
The event happening at this moment LIVE on TV.
Below is a translation by Xinhua, mentioned that they ignore the Japan as the ODA provider for this project.
Billions-value Infrastructure projects recently completed with Japan aid to Vietnam, of course Japanese companies could take advantage of that too.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- The entire 55-km expressway linking Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay in southern Vietnam will open to traffic on Sunday, becoming the most modern of this kind to date operating in the country, according to a press release by the Vietnam Expressway Company (VEC) on Saturday.
The 55 km HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway, with four lanes and a designed maximum speed of 120 km per hour, was built as part of the Vietnam North-South Expressway system.
Construction of the expressway began in October 2009 by VEC, with a total investment of 20.630 trillion VND (961.41 million U.S. dollars).
According to the VEC, after the expressway fully opens to traffic, the distance from HCM City to Long Thanh District will be reduced to 22 km from the current 45 km, and travel time will be shortened by 20 minutes from the current 60 minutes.
EXCELLENT !!! Wow, Impressive ! This is testament to the Japanese Way of building and improving the lives of our partners. I hope to see greater cooperation with Vietnam and Japan. Our relations are significant, but it can improve further.
Additionally, I hope to see greater anti-graft, anti-corruption efforts to ensure that all Japanese investments in Vietnam go to the proper channels !
Can you post more pictures, please? I will share this to Japanese defense forum that i am also a member in.
nice bridge reminds me of a similar bridge in Mumbai
With Vietnam's improving infrastructure, its relatively large population, relatively affordable labor, it will become a favorable site for manufacturing off-shoring.
Looks really good, buddy. I'm glad to see that Japanese ODA are really making a difference in Vietnam. Wishing the best for your country !
Big mistake. Only two lanes. All highways leading into a major city should be at least 3 lanes
Yeah I wish that's 4 lane, not only 2.
Isn't it a normal highway?