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Illegal construction works under expressway bridge removed

Update: November, 20/2017 - 14:30
Restaurants are built under Đa Độ Bridge, a part of the Hà Nội-Hải Phòng Expressway. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HẢI PHÒNG — The Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam asked relevant agencies to remove works illegally constructed under a bridge on the Hà Nội-Hải Phòng Expressway.

Since last August, Minh Long Construction and Industrial Limited Company, which is responsible for managing and maintaining bridges on the expressway, has been reporting to Hải Phòng City’s Transport Department about illegal works that have been built under Đa Độ Bridge in the city’s Kiến Thụy District.

The Minh Long company was unable to meet investors of the illegal works, which include houses, restaurants and garages.

Local authorities, including Kiến Thụy District People’s Committee, said they were not authorised to deal with the violations because the expressway is under the management of investor Việt Nam Infrastructure Development and Finance Investment Joint Stock Company (VIDIFI).

Soon after receiving reports about the violations last Friday, the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam asked VIDIFI to address the violations quickly.

The removal of the illegal works must be reported to the directorate this week, it said.

Launched in 2008 under the build-operate-transfer agreement, the Hà Nội-Hải Phòng Expressway has total length of 105.5km, with six lanes and an intended speed of 120km per hour.

The expressway has 54 bridges in total. — VNS


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