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Introducing of Longest Highway in Vietnam

A new section of 245km expressway linking Hanoi to Lao Cai in the Northwest, which opened to traffic on September 21st of 2014, is the longest express highway in Vietnam.
The newst highway from Hanoi to Lao cai (land of Sapa town) decreases the travel time between Hanoi city and Lao Cai province from 7 to 4 hours, and also between Hanoi to Sapa from 10 to 6 hours.

Besides, this highway is really attractive by breathtaking scenery at two roadsides. Regarding from high altitude, the highway looks like a small river flowing endless, surrounded by green and infinite fields, forests and mountains.

This is the first time that Vietnam traffic have an express highway project passing through complex terrain and geology, constructing from the plain to the mountainous Northwest, crossing many hills, mountains and two grand rivers - Red and Lo. Totally, there are 120 bridges along the route, comprising ones that span the Red and Lo rivers. It also has 13 toll collection stations and five rest stations. However, these rest stations are in construction, and will be completed within next 3 to 4 months. Thus, it’s hard to find a rest location at present.

From Van Yen district (Yen Bai) to Lao Cai, the road crosses a trans-mountain tunnel, 530m in length, 14 m in width and lightened 24/24 hours. Two sides of the sections of Mau A and Van Yen (Yen Bai) long 100 km, there are almost no households.

In some sections, traffic modes skirt hillside, a side is cliff and the other is chasm, so scenery is really imposing. In circumstance of incident, travelers on this way can call the emergency line at 1900 545 592, and rescue workers will arrive within 15-30 minutes. The signs of the emergency line appear many times on the way. Therefore, drivers will be promptly traffic secured when incidents happen. Eight traffic rescue vehicles, six ambulances, two fire engines and six patrol traffic cars are intended to be used for rescue.
This route has a really significant meaning to the socio – economic development and national security for the Northwest in particular and Vietnam in general.
The convenient traffic and transportation is also the advantage for promotion of investment attraction from other regions. In the future, the railway route of Hanoi – Lao Cai will focus on goods transportation. The tourism field of this localities is expected to attract more travelers than before.
Tour Program suggestion: take advantages of this new highway introducing you a convenient Sapa tour program including easy car transfer from Hanoi directly to Sapa, enjoying the stunning sceneries then going back to Hanoi. waives all toll fees that are up to 30US$/mini coupe, van and 60US$/coach. View tour details here!

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