The new Ghềnh Bridge across the Đồng Nai River in the southern province of Đồng Nai would open to traffic on June 30.— Photo congan.com.vn
HCM CITY— Minister of Transport Trương Quang Nghĩa, during an inspection on Sunday, said the new Ghềnh Bridge across the Đồng Nai River in the southern province of Đồng Nai would help the railway sector rebound after its recent decline.
Nghĩa said the number of railway passengers had sharply fallen due to the collapse of the Ghềnh Bridge on March 20 which disrupted north-south train services.
Đới Sỹ Hưng, deputy general director of Việt Nam Railways, said the bridge would open to traffic on June 30.
Nguyễn Duy Thắng, deputy general director of Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No.1 (Cienco 1), the contractor, said that some of the construction had been completed ahead of schedule.
Nghĩa said that, initially, the project was scheduled to be completed by July 15, but the investor and builder had made efforts to finish it earlier.
He asked the investor, Việt Nam Railways Corporation, to closely supervise labour safety and construction quality. — VNS