Vietnam's longest highway will open to traffic in Hanoi this Sunday after more than five years of construction.
With a total investment of nearly VND8 trillion (US$410.67 million), the 28-kilometer-long Thang Long highway allows vehicles to travel at up to 120 kilometers per hour. It has two lanes, 13 bridges, and 12 flyovers.
One of the capital's major projects for the millennial anniversary, the road connects to the historic Ho Chi Minh Road and runs through the districts of Tu Liem, Hoai Duc, Quoc Oai, and Thach That.
It is an important route that will connect Hanoi with Hoa Lac, an economic, cultural and scientific center, and help the city to expand to the west and southwest.