VietNamNet Bridge - Mr. Hiroshi Fukada, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam, has suggested to Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang to rename the Nhat Tan Bridge the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Bridge.


On Monday Minister Dinh La Thang held talks with Mr. Hiroshi Fukada on the preparation for the inauguration of the Nhat Tan Bridge and Terminal T2 at Noi Bai International Airport, two projects funded by Japan.

To mark a new step in the friendship of Japan - Vietnam, Hiroshi Fukada suggested to change the name of the bridge from Nhat Tan to the Vietnam - Japan Friendship bridge.

Minister Thang agreed with the proposal and said the Ministry would report to the Prime Minister about the change.

Nhat Tan is the seventh bridge spanning the Red River in Hanoi. The bridge will be opened to traffic in October, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the liberation day of Hanoi.

Nhat Tan is considered the longest cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam, with a length of 8.9 km and it will help shorten the road from Hanoi’s center to Noi Bai Airport.

The Nhat Tan Bridge project has a total investment of VND13.6 trillion, including loans from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the reciprocal fund of the Government of Vietnam.


Le Ha