HCMC – The Department for Roads of Vietnam has approved a VND66.5 billion project to repair National Highway 15D which links Vietnam’s Quang Tri Province and Laos. The project will help accommodate the increasing number of vehicles on the road and facilitate the transportation of coal from Laos. Despite frequent upgrades and repairs, National Highway 15D is continuing to deteriorate due to the rising traffic volume and unfavorable terrain. National Highway 15D starts at the intersection with Ho Chi Minh Road and ends at the La Lay international border gate. This road is the sole link between Salavan District in Laos and Dakrong District in Quang Tri Province.