North–South expressway (Vietnam)

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CT 01, VNM
Map of the expressway
Blue: Operational
Pink: under construction/planned

The North–South expressway[1] (labelled CT.01) is a planned, in-construction Vietnamese expressway located parallel to National Highway 1A, running from Hanoi to Cần Thơ.[2] The express way will be 1,941 km long, running from Hanoi to Cần Thơ with total cost estimate of VND 350 trillion (equivalent to US$18.5 billion).[3] This expressway is being build with 16 sections with major milestones: Pháp Vân, Cầu Giẽ, Ninh Bình, Thanh Hóa, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Trị, Đà Nẵng, Quảng Ngãi, Bình Định, Nha Trang, Phan Thiết, Dầu Giây, Long Thành, Bến Lức, Trung Lương and Mỹ Thuận (Cần Thơ). According to the approved master plan, 4 sections would be completed by 2010: Cầu Giẽ – Ninh Bình, TP Hồ Chí Minh – Trung Lương, Long Thành – Dầu Giây, Trung Lương – Mỹ Thuận – Cần Thơ, with the total length of 222 km, estimated cost of VND 53,135 billion.[4]

Construction[edit]

Construction of the first section, covering 98 km from Cam Lo to La Son, started in September 2019, with opening targeted for 2021.[5] The central section of the North-South Expressway will stretch 654 kilometers from Nam Dinh Province near Hanoi to Vinh Long Province to the southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, and will cost an estimated VND118 trillion ($5.1 billion).

La Son - Tuy Loan Expressway Construction near Da Nang

Status[edit]

Section Status
Hanoi (Cau Gie) - Ninh Binh opened for traffic in 2012
Ninh Binh - Thanh Hoa planned
Thanh Hoa - Ha Tinh planned
Ha Tinh - Quang Binh planned
Quang Binh - Quang Tri (Cam Lo) planned
Quang Tri (Cam Lo) - Hue (La Son) construction started in 2019[5]
Hue (La Son) - Da Nang (Tuy Loan) being upgraded from 2 lane road
Da Nang (Tuy Loan) - Quang Ngai opened for traffic in 2018
Quang Ngai - Binh Dinh planned
Binh Dinh - Nha Trang planned
Nha Trang - Phan Thiet planned
Phan Thiet - Dau Giay financing started
Dau Giay - Long Thanh opened for traffic in 2015
Long Thanh - Ben Luc will open for traffic in 2020
Ben Luc - My Tho opened for traffic in 2010
My Tho - Vinh Long under construction
Vinh Long - Can Tho construction to begin in 2020

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vietnamese: Đường cao tốc Bắc-Nam.
  2. ^ Đường cao tốc Bắc Nam: Cơ bản nối thông tuyến vào năm 2020 Archived 2009-06-29 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "350tr dong set for expressway system development in Vietnam". Archived from the original on 2012-03-21.
  4. ^ "North–South Expressway will be basically completed in 2020". Archived from the original on October 3, 2011. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  5. ^ a b https://e.vnexpress.net/news/business/economy/work-begins-on-first-section-of-north-south-expressway-3982884.html