Nearly US$13 million has been allocated for the urgent repair of a Đồng Nai Province bridge.—VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Linh
HÀ NỘI (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc recently approved in principle the allocation of VNĐ298 billion (nearly US$13 million) for the urgent repair of a Đồng Nai Province bridge.
The money will come from the 2016 state budget for the repair of Ghềnh Bridge that spans the Đồng Nai River in the southern province.
The Vietnam Railways (VNR) Corporation under the transport ministry has been asked to implement the project.
The Deputy PM has also asked the ministry to direct the VNR in the implementation of the project, ensuring the effective use of the allocated capital.
The Ghềnh Bridge, a key bridge on the North-South railway line, collapsed at noon on March 20 after a barge crashed into its pillar, causing many people to fall into the river.
As the bridge is on the North-South railway route, railway services have been affected. Trains running on the route now have to stop at Biên Hòa Station in Đồng Nai Province.
The bridge was built more than 100 years ago and is used by both trains and vehicles.—VNS