|The Cửa Đại bridge spanning the Thu Bồn River was put into service in the central province of Quảng Nam on March 27.The bridge, measuring 25.5m in width and 1.48km in length, links Hội An with Duy Xuyên and Thăng Bình districts.—Photo vnexpress.net|
QUẢNG NAM — The Cửa Đại bridge spanning the Thu Bồn River and a coastal road in the central province of Quảng Nam was put into service on March27 in the presence of National Assembly Chairman Nguyễn Sinh Hùng.
Construction of the bridge began in August 2009 at a cost of VNĐ3.45 trillion (US$155.25 million).
The bridge, measuring 25.5m in width and 1.48km in length, links Hội An with Duy Xuyên and Thăng Bình districts.
The 24.5 km coastal road runs from Duy Xuyên District to Tam Kỳ City. It was built at a cost of VNĐ1.44 trillion ($64.8 million).
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, NA Chairman Hùng said the bridge and the road are of special significance for local socio-economic development.
He urged Quảng Nam to take advantage of it by boosting the maritime economy and building high-tech, environmentally friendly agricultural practices while upgrading its transport infrastructure to lure more investors.
Đinh Văn Thu, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the projects help shorten the route between Quảng Nam’s Tam Kỳ and Đà Nẵng, and reduce traffic jams on National Highway 1A.
The bridge is also expected to facilitate the use of 40,000ha of uncultivated land in the province’s southeastern region and support another project on natural disaster adaptation, he said. — VNS