The bridge and approaching road to the Hai Van Road Tunnel 2 are mostly completed (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – The 6.2-km Hai Van Tunnel 2 – the longest road tunnel in Southeast Asia, connecting the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang city, is very near completion after the final section was excavated. Nguyen Tan Dong, Vice Chairman of Deo Ca Joint Stock Company – the unit constructing the tunnel – said the project marked an important milestone in the national transport sector because it was the longest road tunnel in Southeast Asia, with construction completed by Vietnamese workers. “We are mobilising many teams to do three shifts all day and night to bring the project to completion as scheduled by the end of 2020,” Dong said. Construction of the approaching road, linking Lang Co town in Thua Thien-Hue province to the tunnel, was 95 percent finished, he said. For Hai Van Bridge, the contractor has already completed 23 of 26 girder bridges so far, the online newspaper Zing reported. Dong said compared to the plan, the construction was more than two months ahead of schedule, so it was feasible that the tunnel would be put into operation by the… Read full this story
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