|Representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Tuyen Quang Province's People's Committee break ground for the construction of Binh Ca Bridge. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Cuong
TUYEN QUANG (VNS) — The People's Committee in this northern province, together with the Transport Ministry, yesterday broke ground for the construction of Binh Ca Bridge linking the province to Ho Chi Minh Highway.
The 543m-long Binh Ca Bridge is part of a linking road that is 13km long.
Work began at the junction of Yen Son District's Phu Tinh Commune and will extend to Thai Long Commune of Tuyen Quang City.
With an investment of some VND1 trillion (US$45.4 million) in government bonds, Binh Ca Bridge is expected to be completed in 2018.
The bridge will contribute to improving the road traffic network, boosting the province's social and economic development and consolidating defence and security in the region, Chau Van Lam, the provincial Party Committee Secretary, said.
As part of plans to improve the transport infrastructure in rural areas during the period 2010-15, the province has built some 2,700km of rural roads, boosting local economic development and improving living conditions for residents in these areas. — VNS