NA meeting heard reports on regional connectivity projects

Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The answered National Assembly deputy questions on major regional connectivity projects at a discussion on the socio-economic situation and state budget during the on-going 14th National Assembly's 8th session in Hanoi on Thursday.

Vietnam has 22 airports which offer effective regional transportation. The Ministry of Transport is promoting coastal transport along the 3,200 km of coastline. The Ministry will focus on developing road transportation routes in the north, the Ha Noi- Ho Chi Minh City railway, the National Highway 1A, as well as the Ho Chi Minh Highway and sea transportation, The said.

Minister The said Vietnam has 24,500 km of national highway and 2,000 km of expressway connecting regions and provinces.

Source: VOV5