HAI PHONG — Authorities in the northern city of Hai Phong have approved a project to repair Binh Bridge at a cost of over VND157 billion (US$7.5 million), of which $6.5 million is being funded by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA).
Work to repair the city's cable-stayed bridge across the Cam River started yesterday.
The Department of Transport, local police and relevant agencies have diverted road and water-way traffic during the construction work.
The bridge that connects Hai Phong and Quang Ninh Province was badly damaged on July 17, 2010 after three large ships were swept into it by a storm. — VNS