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Highway from Noi Bai - Lao Cai official activities

[ The largest highway projects ]

On 21th Sept 2014 issuing traffic and put into operation the Noi Bai Lao Cai highway. This is one of the largest highway projects in Vietnam passing through Hanoi and Vinh Phu, Phu Tho, Yen Bai and Lao Cai.

Project Noi Bai - Lao Cai is starting construction from September 4-2009 Standard A. The road from Hanoi to Yen Bai has 4 lanes, 2 emergency stopping lane, a design speed of 100km/ hours. The road from Yen Bai to Lao Cai has 2 lanes, 2 emergency stopping lane, a design speed of 80km/ h. This is the largest project to date with a total length of up to 245km. There are 120 large and small bridge, a trans-mountain tunnels, a tunnel, dug up more than 100 million m3 of rock. The construction of the project has more than 25 thousand households relocation, clearance, 99 resettlement areas were built and 17,000 households applied for income restoration programs .

As representatives of the investor 's Investment Corporation and developer Vietnam Expressway said the project went through the terrain , the most complex geology. It builds cross from the delta area to the North West, with many hills, crossed two major rivers are Red River and Lo River. The motorway Noi Bai - Lao Cai was judged to be the most effective return on investment. Total investment is greater than 1.46 billion project investment cost of only about $ 6 million/ km highway, one of the lowest current.

The journey from Hanoi to Lao Cai shortened time to about 3.5 hours vs 7 hours ago. The motorway Noi Bai - Lao Cai is also expected to have a positive impact on economic development, local economic development in the project area. Thus improving the material life of the people here. Especially Lao Cai, a province bordering opportunity to better exploit the tourism potential of Sapa. 


Speaking at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung emphasized the importance of the project in the socio-economic development of the province have come across the highway segment. Praising the spirit of had a sense of responsibility of the concerned department has overcome many difficulties to complete the project during the past 5 years. On behalf of the Government of Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung also thanked the Asian Development Bank ADB has funded over 1 billion $. At the same time, the Prime Minister also thanked 25,000 households were accepted compensation and hand over to serve the project.

The Prime Minister also asked the Ministry of Transport to direct investors expeditiously finish the ancillary items to put the project into operation safely and efficiently. Special requirements of local projects go through review and update the plan to take advantage of project opportunities Noi Bai - Lao Cai in operation.

At the same time, the Prime Minister asked the owner to coordinate with ministries, branches and localities to arrange capital for Phase 2 of the project to upgrade the section from Yen Bai - Lao Cai to 4 lanes completed to 19km extends to the border highway connecting with the highway system of China. In addition, the notes continue to improve barrier categories, students line collection, investment preparation systems for automatic toll highway operators and safest sync .


Cat Cat village in Sapa

Cat Cat village in Sapa

Visiting Cat Cat Village, you will experience many interesting activities such as enjoying the ancient beauty of houses in the village, experience the special customs of local people, witnessing the process of making beautiful brocades, and so on

Visiting Ham Rong moutain and Cat Cat waterfall

Visiting Ham Rong moutain and Cat Cat waterfall

HamRong Botanical Garden: dont miss the lovely botanical gardens above the main square in town with their spectacular viewpoint from the top. There are fabulous views of the town and the wider landscape as well as tended gardens to visit.

Gorgeous cherry blossoms in Sapa town

Gorgeous cherry blossoms in Sapa town

Cherry blossoms are grown primarily in the Xuan Vien lakeside campus. The beauty of it is that visitors can not look away. It spite of the freezing between the mountains of Sapa.