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Construction starts on new tunnel

Update: July, 01/2014 - 09:21

HA NOI (VNS) — A project worth more than VND500 billion or US$23.8 million for building a tunnel at the Nguyen Trai and Khuat Duy Tien intersection was inaugurated on Saturday.

The 980-metre-long, 14-metre-wide and four-lane tunnel would be completed in late 2015.

The project would use the capital from the Japanese Government's ODA and would be built with the joint cooperation of the Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No4 (CIENCO 4) and South Korea's Hanshin Construction Company.

Speaking at the groundbrea-king ceremony, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong said this was a complex construction project as the tunnel will be built under the intersection which has a road and a skytrain running above.

He said the tunnel would ease the traffic overload and reduce accidents on the intersection. — VNS

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