Lam Dong Province to construct Dau Giay-Lien Khuong Highway

The Ministry of Transport and the People’s Committee of Lam Dong Province will invest in the construction of the Dau Giay-Lien Khuong Highway in the near future.

The construction of the Dau Giay-Lien Khuong Highway will be kicked off in the near future. (Photo: KK)

The work is expected to kick off before 2015. The construction is an extension of the 209km Dau Giay-Da Lat expressway project.

Additionally, a 19km expressway linking Lien Khuong in Lam Dong Province with Prenn Pass in Dalat City has been put into operation.

The 84km long railway line from Thap Cham (Cham Tower) in Phan Rang Town in Ninh Thuan Province to Da Lat City in Lam Dong will be restored.

The restoration of the Thap Cham-Da Lat train route was approved by the Prime Minister in 2007.

The first 38 kilometers of Thap Cham-Da Lat train route from Thap Cham to Xom Gon was built in 1908 and the first train came into operation in 1916. Then, the railway line continued to be prolonged to Krong Pha at the foot of Ngoan Muc mountain pass in the outskirts of Da Lat by 1917 and to the City area in 1922.

Da Lat railway station was built in 1932 and put into use in 1936. There were two trains between Da Lat-Nha Trang and Da Lat-Saigon in a day.

But this line was destroyed in the war and abandoned in the late 1960s. Seven kilometers of the track between Da Lat and Trai Mat has been reconstructed and operated for tourism since 1997. Currently, the station is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Da Lat.

The Ministry of Culture and Information certified the Da Lat Railway Station as a national historical and cultural site in 2001. This was once considered the nicest ancient railway station in all Indochina.

The total capital for development of this project will amount to VND58,175 billion.

By Nam Vien – Translated by Kim Khanh

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