11 freeway routes passing Ha Noi create important economic corridors

10/06/2021

VGP – According to the transportation planning of Ha Noi capital approved by the Prime Minister, the city’s framework road transport network includes ring roads and centripetal axes, with 11 routes featuring a total length of 287km and accommodating 4-6 lanes each.

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Being served by 11 belt roads and centripetal axes that form four important economic corridors of the northern region, Ha Noi has achieved the position as the nucleus of the northern economic zone, becoming one of the country’s development locomotives.

A representative of the Ha Noi Department of Transport said that among the 11 freeway routes mentioned above, there are 7 centripetal routes including Ha Noi-Hai Phong, Ha Noi-Ha Long, Lang-Hoa Lac-Hoa Binh, Ha Noi-Thai Nguyen, Ha Noi-Lang Son, Ha Noi-Lao Cai, and Phap Van-Cau Gie, with a total length of 113.2km. 

The remaining four are three ring roads 3, 4, and 5 stretching 129.5km in total, and the 35km Northwest-National Highway 5 freeway transit route.

Currently, eight of the 11 freeway routes have been basically formed, corresponding to 170.2km, including seven centripetal routes, Ring Road No. 3, and some sections coinciding with the existing Ring Road No. 5 (57km).

As assessed by the municipal Department of Transport, the mobilization of social resources to invest in expressways in the form of public-private partnership (PPP) (BOT contract) has proved effective through the implementation in reality, and has been identified as the primary method. 

Of the eight freeways mentioned above, up to five have been invested in the form of BOT. Many experts also stated that the form of mixed investment – public investment in combination with PPP – has been effective and should continue to be applied in the coming time.

In addition, it is necessary to propose a mechanism for appointing contractors and assigning contractors to speed up the implementation of major transport projects.

By Vien Nhu