HA NOI (VNS) — Work on the construction of a bridge connecting Ha Noi and Phu Tho Province over the Red River commenced yesterday morning, promising to boost the development of the region.
The bridge is expected to ease congestion on Highway 30, and spread Ha Noi's development momentum to Phu Tho and the whole Northwest region that the highway runs through, including Yen Bai and Lai Chau.
Construction is expected to take 18 months and cost VND1.46 trillion (US$66.67 million) under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model.
The Viet Tri – Ba Vi Bridge will start in Ha Noi at Ba Vi District's Phu Cuong Commune and span to Viet Tri City's Tho Son Commune.
When the bridge is completed, the distance from central Ha Noi to Viet Tri City will be reduced by 20 km.
The 12m wide bridge will be 9.46km long and span 1.56km over the river.
A toll station will be set up to collect tolls for more than 21 years.
The builder is the Vietnamese company Phu My Group, based in Ha Noi.— VNS