Hanoi plans 14 new bridges crossing Red, Duong Rivers
Chuong Duong and Long Bien bridges passing Red River (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi plans to build 14 bridges crossing the Red and Duong Rivers in
the city from now to 2030, revealed Vu Duy Tuan, Deputy Director of the
municipal Department of Planning and Investment.
Of the total, 10 will
span the Red River, namely Viet Tri-Ba Vi, Van Phuc, Hong Ha, Thuong Cat, Tu
Lien, Tran Hung Dao, Vinh Tuy (second phase), Ngoc Hoi, Me So and Phu Xuyen.
The other four passing the Duong River are Duong 2, Ngoc Thuy, Giang Bien and
Currently, the Tu Lien
bridge project, which includes a road from the bridge to the Hanoi-Thai Nguyen
Highway, has been underway with an investment of about 17 trillion VND (748
million USD). The project, implemented under the public-private partnership
form, is scheduled to complete in 2021.
Meanwhile, the 6
trillion VND (264 million USD) Duong 2 bridge project and a road connecting it
with Bac Ninh province is expected to reduce congestion in the old Duong bridge
once operational in 2021.
The Tran Hung Dao
bridge, to be built at a cost of about 7 trillion VND (308 million USD), is set
to finish in 2019, easing traffic pressure for Long Bien and Chuong Duong
At the same time, the
construction of Giang Bien bridge is hoped to promote the socio-economic growth
of Gia Lam district. It has a total planned investment of over 6 trillion VND (264
million USD) and is expected to complete in 2020.-VNA