Ca Pass tunnel opened to traffic

The Ministry of Transportation, in association with Phu Yen provincial People’s Committee, unchoked the Ca Pass Tunnel project on July 31. The tunnel system connect Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces.

As one of the country’s key infrastructure projects, the tunnel construction started in September 2014. It includestwo parallel tunnels, each of which is 4,125m in length and 9.8m in diameter. The subprojecthas been completed two months ahead of the schedule.

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Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (C) unchoking the Ca Pass Tunnel project.
Photo: VNA

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung congratulated and hailed Deo Ca Investment Joint Stock Company and contractors for their efforts to clear the tunnels off, which will allow the tunnel system to be complete and put into operation in July next year.

The VND 12 trillion tunnel system is expected to reduce travel time on the Ca Pass by 80 percent, contributing to reducing accidents and traffic congestion.

Previously, the Co Ma tunnel, part of the Ca Pass tunnel project, was opened to traffic in late September 2015.

Translated by Hong Anh

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