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$51.7m needed for traffic project

Update: April, 25/2016 - 09:00
A bridge spans over the Co Co River to connect Da Nang and Hoi An city with ring road system. — VNS Photos Cong Thanh

Viet Nam News -ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng is seeking a US$51.74 million loan to fund the Traffic Infrastructure Improvement Project for 2016-19.

The People’s Committee secretariat said the improvement of the busy intersection west of the Rồng (Dragon) Bridge and the construction of a bridge and road system over the Co Co River was part of the project.

The project will ease traffic congestion and accidents in the city centre and boost connectivity with Hội An city.

The bridge over the Cổ Cò River and the road leading to it will cover a distance of 1.2km and result in a smooth traffic flow from the city to tourism hub Hội An.

The city also plans to complete the construction of a 2.6km road on Trần Hưng Đạo Street and create a key traffic system on the Hàn River bank connecting the city’s North-South key roads.

There are also plans to build two road tunnels at some busy junctions and a tunnel through the Hàn River to ease traffic congestion, with a total investment of $172.88 million.

Đà Nẵng has received funding from the World Bank for infrastructure development projects for the period 2008-19.

The World Bank had funded 70 per cent of the project, with a total investment of $218.4 million in 2008-13.

The project had helped upgrade urban infrastructure, develop bridges and roads, and focus on issues related to resettlement areas, the environment, waste water treatment, staff training and city management.

In 2013, the World Bank agreed to undertake a major sustainable development project in the city with a total investment of $272.1 million, of which $202.4 million was donated by the World Bank. The project will add sewage drainage systems, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes and resettlement areas, as well as two key urban roads and bridges to aid the city’s future development. — VNS

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