|Cần Thơ Province will invest VNĐ670 billion to build the Cầm Thi cable-stayed bridge. –– Photo vietnamplus.vn|Viet Nam News -
CẦN THƠ (VNS) –– The authorities in coordination with the concerned agencies yesterday began work on the construction of some key projects of 2016, including the building of the Cầm Thi cable-stayed bridge.
The bridge in this Mekong Delta province will cross the Cần Thơ River and connect the Cái Răng and Ninh Kiều districts and will be 535m long and 20m wide. Its pavements will be 1.5m wide on either side.
The project will incur an estimated investment of more than VNĐ670 billion (US$29.8 million) and is being funded by an Official Development Assistance loan.
The bridge is specifically designed in the shape of a Vietnamese Đàn Bầu (single-string zither) and will be decorated with cloud and dragon patterns.
In addition, lutes, kites, fountains, lighting and laser systems will be also installed.
The construction of the bridge that is expected to be one of the highlights of the Mekong River Delta’s tourism programme will start this year and end in 24 months. –– VNS