DONG NAI (VNS)— The southern province of Dong Nai opened the new Hoa An Bridge over Dong Nai River yesterday, in addition to launching the construction of a tunnel at Tam Hiep junction and a flyover at Amata intersection on National Highway 1A.
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai praised the Ministry of Transport and Dong Nai Province during the launching ceremony for implementing the series of construction projects, part of a scheme to modernise traffic infrastructure and connect Southeastern cities and provinces.
Construction on the 1.3km bridge commenced in 2010 with total funding of more than VND1.17 trillion (US$55.9 million). It runs parallel to another bridge of the same name that sees transport of 30 million tonnes of goods annually. The distance between the two bridges is 14.80 metres.
The new bridge will serve vehicles passing through Bien Hoa City on the way to Binh Duong Province and HCM City. It also connects to Trans-Asian Highway, which leads to Tay Ninh Province.
The VND485 billion ($23.09 million) projects to build a tunnel at Tam Hiep junction and a flyover at Amata intersection on National Highway 1A were implemented by Construction Corporation 1. The tunnel is estimated to be completed in eight months and the flyover in six months.
Hai expected that the two projects would ease traffic on National Highway 1A.
He asked the local authorities to co-operate with the project owner and create the best conditions to ensure the quality and progress of the project. — VNS