Vietnam's most modern tunnel opens to traffic

The Deo Ca Tunnel linking the central provinces of Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa has just been opened to traffic on Monday morning after eight years of construction.

Vietnam's most modern tunnel opens to traffic

The Deo Ca Tunnel linking the central provinces of Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa is opened to traffic on August 21 after eight years of construction.

According to the investor, Deo Ca Investment Joint Stock Company, it will take vehicles just over 10 minutes to pass through the tunnel, instead of travelling around 60 minutes through the pass. Vehicles using the tunnel can avoid rockslides, which often occur in the rainy season.

With a total length of 13.19 kilometres, the Deo Ca Tunnel consists of the 4.12-kilometre Deo Ca Tunnel and the existing 500-metre Co Ma Tunnel. The two-lane tunnel is said to be installed with most modern equipment in Vietnam so far and vehicles can travel at 80 km/h.

Bridges and roads leading to the two tunnels have a combined length of over nine kilometres.The project costs over VND11 trillion (USD485.2 million).

Deo Ca Tunnel will help boost trade and tourism in the central region in addition to creating a link between Phu Yen’s Nam Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa’s Van Phong./.

( VNF/DT News )

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