Construction of the road connecting Noi Bai International Airport to Nhat Tan Bridge was kicked off today in Hanoi with the present of the deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, Minister of Transport Ho Nghia Dung and JICA chief representative Motonori Tsuno.
The total length of the connecting road is 12.1 kilometres starting at Km0+00 at Nam Hong interchange and ending at Km12+100 at the interchange of National Highway No.12 and North Thang Long – Noi Bai road.
The high technical standard road is expected to accommodate the increase in traffic volume and improve the transport capacity from central Hanoi to Noi Bai International Airport, thereby contributing to promoting economic growth and strengthening international competitiveness of Hanoi city and northern Vietnam.
The construction work is to be carried out in 30 months. Following package 1, the other 4 packages are planned to start soon.
The first loan agreement for the Noi Bai International Airport to Nhat Tan Bridge Connecting Road Construction Project was signed on March 18, 2010 between the government of Vietnam and JICA, in an amount of 6.546 billion JPY (equivalent to $83 million).
JICA will make additional financing according to the actual implementation progress.
The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014 in a harmonised schedule with Nhat Tan Bridge Construction Project and Noi Bai T2 Terminal Construction Project which are also financed by Japan’s official development assistance loan.