The Government has approved the construction of Vinh Tuy Bridge 2 spanning the Hong (Red) River in Hanoi with investment of more than VND2.5 trillion (US$108.7 million) sourced from the city’s budget.
|An overview of Vinh Tuy Bridge 1. — Photo news.zing.vn|
According to the second phase plan of Vinh Tuy Bridge approved by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung last week, the project aims to complete the Belt Road No 2 of the capital city and promote linkage between two banks of the river, as well as connect the city centre with the city’s north and northeast.
Construction on the reinforced concrete bridge will start this year from the intersection of Tran Quang Khai-Nguyen Khoai-Minh Khai streets in Hai Ba Trung District and end at the crossroads of Long Bien and Thach Ban streets in Long Bien District.
It will cover more than 3.5km in length and 19.25m in width with four lanes.
The second Vinh Tuy Bridge will have the same shape as the first one. The centre of the second bridge will be 21.25m from the centre of the current one to downstream Hong River.
Once completed in 2022, the new bridge is expected to create favourable conditions for socio-economic development of Hai Ba Trung, Long Bien districts and the whole city.
The Vinh Tuy Bridge 1 started construction in 2005 and was open to traffic in 2010 as one of the major construction projects to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.
It starts from Minh Khai Street, Hai Ba Trung District to Dam Quang Trung Street in Long Bien.
The bridge, financed by the Hanoi People’s Committee, had total investment capital of VND3.5 trillion.
It spans over 5.8km in length, including 3.7km crossing the river. — VNS
Vietnamese investors registering to attend the bid for eight component projects of the north-south expressway have complained that they have found it difficult to compete with foreign investors to win the bids.
Chuong Duong Bridge, which was built from 1983 to 1986, is the first of its kinds to be designed and constructed by local engineers.