Construction of new bridge starts in south-central Vietnamese province

High-level Vietnamese officials on Friday started the building of a new bridge in the south-central province of Phu Yen, in replacement of a ramshackle one. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pressed the symbolic button to begin constructing the new Da Rang bridge that belongs to National Route 1A in Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen’s provincial capital city. The project, whose investor is the Ministry of Transport, has the seed capital of nearly VND340.4 billion ($15 million), taken from the government’s bond budget. It is undertaken by the ministry’s Thang Long Project Management, and due for completion after one year. The new structure will supplant its 47-year-old predecessor, which is in a poor condition, unable to satisfy the road travel demand across the region. It will generate a breakthrough not simply in transportation but also in social and economic growth in Phu Yen, said Hoang Van Tra, chairman of the local People’s Committee. The bridge is designed to be 1.1 kilometers in total length and parallel to its old counterpart, over the Ba River in the province. The new Da Rang Bridge in perspective. Photo: Ministry of Transport Like us on Facebook  or  follow us on Twitter  to get the latest news about Vietnam!

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