Experiencing aerial view of US$172-million tunnel

The Cu Mong tunnel, connecting the central provinces of Binh Dinh and Phu Yen, has been put into operation before the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday. The tunnel is expected to reduce traffic accidents and ensure traffic flow on the National Highway No 1, boosting the socio-economic development of the two provinces and surrounding areas.

It has a total length of 6.6 kilometres, including the 2.6 kilometre approaching road with designed capacity of 80 kph. The tunnel was located in a relatively weak geological area with many fault zones running along the tunnel. 

According to Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinhg Tho, the tunnel is expected to reduce traffic accidents and ensure traffic flow on the National Highway No 1, boosting the socio-economic development of the two provinces and surrounding areas.

This is the third tunnel of its kind built in Vietnam, besides Hai Van tunnel (6.28 km) and Deo Ca tunnel (more than 4 km).

The tunnel helps shorten the travel time between Binh Dinh and Phu Yen, improve the traffic network, ease congestion and traffic accidents.

Genenal director of Deo Ca Investment JSC Ho Minh Hoang said that the work (started in September, 2015) was completed 2.5 months earlier than the scheduled time (March 31).

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