HIGHWAYS ECO-DESIGN WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
The development of modern road transport is an indispensable trend in the world. Vietnam is a developing country where the infrastructure is constructed, including road transport; this is an urgent and important requirement for the sustainable development of a particular country. These are mountain areas, border gates and roads connecting national borders, including Highway 217, which connects the border with the People's Democratic Republic of Laos and Highway 1 in Vietnam. Many Government of Vietnam strategies mentioned the role of the community in social and economic development in general and in development of the road transport, in particular. However, its implementation and application in practice is very limited. In order to work towards the development of the road system for sustainable regional Highway 217 the community participation should be integrated in all stages of the implementation of transport systems for the road networks development plan on the regional Highway 217.