Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Oct. 3 gave an order to open to traffic Thang Long Avenue - the country’s longest avenue, which is strategically significant to development in Hanoi’s western part.
Speaking at the event, PM Dung stressed that this new and modern transport road is very important for the capital city’s all-sided development.
He hailed the Ministry of Transport and the municipal authorities and constructors for completing the avenue at a time when Hanoi is celebrating its 1,000 th birth anniversary.
The PM asked the municipal authorities to organise a competent management mechanism to maximise the avenue’s operation.
Thang Long is the first urban expressway that has been designed and built entirely by local experts and contractors. After five years of construction, it has the length of 30 km and the width of 140m for six lanes of vehicles. It cost over 7.5 trillion VND.
The avenue connects Hanoi’s inner part with satellite urban areas, such as Xuan Mai, Mieu Mon, and Son Tay, and tourist sites, including Ba Vi, Suoi Hai, and the Vietnam Ethnic Cultural Village. With its one end at Ho Chi Minh National Highway, it also links Hanoi with other localities.
In particular, Thang Long Avenue is expected to facilitate the development of the Lang-Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park, which is one of the country’s largest scientific and technological centres.