The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has unveiled a plan to build three railway routes to other provinces and six monorail routes inside its capital city Dalat.
Under the plan, the province will restore the Thap Cham-Dalat Railway, a French-built 84-kilometer rack railway connecting the resort city of Dalat to the main North-South Railway at Thap Cham in Ninh Thuan Province.
A 97-kilometer railway, part of the Ke Ga-Tan Rai-Gia Nghia route linking Binh Thuan, Lam Dong and Dak Nong provinces, will be built through the province to serve bauxite ore and aluminum mines.
The third railway route is the 105-kilometer Gia Nghia-Dalat railway linking Dak Nong Province and Dalat.
The province also plans to build six monorail routes with a combined length of 89 kilometers. The monorail will run from the Dalat Station to several popular tourist sites and the Lien Khuong Airport.
The railway and monorail projects are estimated to cost over VND62 trillion (US$3 billion) in total and to be finished by 2030.