|The People's Committee of this central province and the Ministry of Transport yesterday opened a railway flyover bridge in Vinh City's Nghi Kim District. — Photo Vnexpress
NGHE AN (VNS) — The People's Committee of this central province and the Ministry of Transport yesterday opened a railway flyover bridge in Vinh City's Nghi Kim District.
The VND373-billion (US$17.7-million) bridge, which was partly funded with State bonds, is expected to help reduce congestion and traffic accidents on National Highway 1A and the North-South rail route.
The bridge is 324m long and 20.5m wide and has four lanes for motorised vehicles and two lanes for non-motorised vehicles.
At the opening ceremony, Transport Minister Dinh La Thang said the construction of the bridge played an important role in the development of the province and the entire country.
The opening of the bridge will shorten travelling time for vehicles running on National Highway 1A, he added.
Quang Binh highway
Meanwhile, Thang has released guidelines detailing punishments for organisations and individuals who failed to ensure the quality of construction to upgrade or expand National Highway 1 in central Quang Binh Province.
The move came following the discovery of faulty construction on highway upgrading and expansion projects in Quang Binh Province's Bo Trach and Quang Ninh districts.
The Son Hai Construction Company Ltd., the project contractor, and the Viet Nam Institute for Building Science and Technology, the supervisor, were found to have paved asphalt on the roadbed in rainy conditions, and this reportedly failed to meet quality requirements as the faulty construction may affect project quality.
The Ministry of Transport has asked the contractor and supervisor to take the layer out and pave the road again following the correct process.
The provincial transport department, the project investor, was asked to inspect the construction and impose appropriate punishments on concerned organisations and individuals. All reports on the case are to be submitted to the ministry before October 31.
The project contractor and supervisor may have to pay from VND30 million to VND60 million ($1,400 to $2,800) in fines. — VNS