|The Việt Trì-Ba Vì Bridge across the Hồng River to open on Sunday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trung Kiên|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A bridge over the Hồng (Red) River connecting Việt Trì in the northern province of Phú Thọ with Hà Nội’s Ba Vì District will be opened on Sunday, after three years of construction.
With investment of more than VNĐ1.46 trillion (US$63.47 million) from the Phú Mỹ Group, the Việt Trì-Ba Vì Bridge was built under a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract.
The main bridge spans about 1.55km, plus 7.54km of approach road on the Hà Nội side and 0.26km on the Phú Thọ side, linking National Road 32 in Hà Nội with National Road 32C in Phú Thọ Province.
A toll station will be located at Phú Cường Commune of Ba Vì District, with fees starting from VNĐ35,000 ($1.5) per car.
The new bridge is expected to help facilitate traffic between Hà Nội and the province of Phú Thọ, thus boosting local economic development and tapping the potential for tourism and service of the province.
Phú Thọ Province has great potential in manufacturing, assembling industry, construction material production, hi-tech agriculture and forestry. — VNS