The 1,334 billion VND (56.9 million USD) project also includes the upgrade and expansion of a 14-kilometre-long provincial road linking Hai Phong’s Thuy Nguyen District and Quang Ninh’s Dong Trieu Town.
The project is the realisation of a cooperation programme on comprehensive development between the two localities signed in 2009.
Lai Xuan Bridge will be 840 metres long and 12 metres wide while provincial road 352 will have its width expanded to 12 metres to match the bridge.
According to Hai Phong officials, Lai Xuan Bridge and the upgraded road will enhance transport connectivity between Hai Phong and Quang Ninh and promote local socio-economic development.
To ensure the progress of the project, Hai Phong Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Tho asked Thuy Nguyen District and Dong Trieu Town to accelerate site clearance.
The project is scheduled for completion in 2024.