Hai Phong to invest VND6.24 trillion in road infrastructure

Wednesday, 2019-03-27 11:06:40
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A new flyover in the northern port city of Hai Phong. (Photo: Nguyen Duc Nghia)
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NDO - The government of Hai Phong has approved more than VND6.24 trillion (US$268.32 million) to finance 11 key road infrastructure projects to be implemented over the next two years.

Under a plan adopted by the port city’s councillors on March 26, a series of reinforced-concrete and steel bridges will be built to replace ferry services and pontoon bridges as well as small and weak bridges.

In addition to the bridges, several new roads will also be constructed to upgrade Hai Phong’s infrastructure, helping to realise the Politburo’s resolution on developing Hai Phong by 2030 with a view to 2045.

Specifically, the Rao I Bridge will be rebuilt with a length of 215 metres and width of 28 metres at a cost of VND488 billion while a pontoon bridge over the Hoa River will be replaced with a new bridge costing nearly VND186 billion (US$7.99 million).

The new 1056-metre-long Dinh Bridge and 536-metre-long Quang Thanh Bridge will be constructed at the respective costs of VND277.7 billion (US$11.94 million) and VND398.6 billion (US$17.14 million).

The city will also build a new 9.8-kilometre motorway to connect the Lang Am Bridge in Vinh Bao district with the coastal highway, the bridges crossing the Thai Binh and Chanh Duong Rivers and a road along the Chanh Duong River, with total costs of VND1,389 billion (US$59.72 million).

Other projects include construction of three roads surrounding Aeon Mall, a 15-kilometre road in Kien Thuy district, expansion of the coastal road and infrastructure for a resettlement area north of the Cam River.

The projects will be carried out in 2019 and 2020.