The objective of the plan is to form a national highway network that connects major economic centres, key border gates and transport hubs on high transport demands at high speed.
Specially, the plan aims to build North-South highways and prioritise highways that link big cities, namely Hanoi, HCM City, and Da Nang and large seaports.
In addtion, it will create a favourable condition to link with other means of transport, making a significant contribution to the regional and international integration.
The plan targets to form a national highway network that consists of 21 highways with a total length of 6.411 km.
Under the plan, the southern network has seven routes stretching 983 km and the central and central highlands system consists of three highways with a total stretch of 264 km.
Two North-South highways with a total stretch of 3,083 km are defined in the plan.
The northern system has 14 highways that connect Hanoi with other provinces with a total length of 1,368 km, including: Hanoi – Bac Giang – Lang Son (143 km); Hanoi – Hai Phong (105 km); Hanoi – Viet Tri in Phu Tho province – Lao Cai (264 km); Noi Bai in Hanoi city – Bac Ninh – Ha Long in Quang Ninh province (176 km); Ha Long – Mong Cai in Quang Ninh province (128km); Ninh Binh – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh (160 km); Dong Dang in Lang Son province – Tra Linh in Cao Bang province (144 km).