The Ministry of Transport has announced that the construction of Hung Ha Bridge and roads connecting the bridge with the Ha Noi–Hai Phong and Cau Gie–Ninh Binh highways will start before December 20.
The 6.16km long bridge over the Hong River will cost VND2.87 trillion (US$127.5 million), including a $117 million loan from South Korea's Economic Development Co-operation Fund.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)
Flights to increase 20% this year
The Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation has forecast the number of flights to and from airports in the country to increase by 20 per cent this year compared to 8 per cent in previous years.
Tan Son Nhat Airport, which on Tuesday received its 600,000th flight of the year, is expected to handle 660 flights daily during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, a 10 per cent rise year-on-year.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam, airports nationwide handled around 51.8 million passengers and 795,000 tonnes of cargo in the first 10 months of this year, up 23.4 per cent and 9 per cent year-on-year.
The Saigon Times Daily
Huge steel mill to be built in Nhon Hoi
The Economic Zone Authority of the central province of Binh Dinh has granted an investment certificate to the Hoa Sen Group for its Hoa Sen-Nhon Hoi steel mill in the province's Nhon Hoi Economic Zone.
The plant will cost around VND2 trillion (US$88.9 million) and produce 200,000 tonnes of steel sheets and cold-rolled steel products annually.
Its construction is scheduled to start this month and production will begin in June 2017.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Central province tunnels open for traffic
Phuoc Tuong and Phu Gia tunnels in the central province of Thua Thien–Hue were opened to traffic by the Ministry of Transport on Monday.
Situated around three kilometres north of the Hai Van tunnel, they are respectively 375m and 447m long.
They were built by the Phuoc Tuong-Phu Gia BOT Joint Stock Company in the build–operation–transfer mode at a cost of around VND1.7 trillion ($75.5 million).
Tuoi Tre (Youth)