Ha Noi to have Vinh Tuy bridge expanded


VGP - Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has approved the investment of phase 2 of Vinh Tuy bridge crossing the Red river at a cost of over VND2.54 trillion (US$107 million), using Ha Noi’s public investment fund.

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The expansion of the bridge aims to meet growing travel demand between Ha Noi’s downtown and the north and northeast region of the city.

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.

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 favorable conditions for socio-economic development of Hai Ba Trung, Long Bien districts and the whole city.

The project would lay foundation for the establishment of residential areas in the north of Hanoi, gradually completing the capital’s transport infrastructure network.

By Vien Nhu