|A 3D model of the proposed Châu Đốc Bridge in An Giang Province. – Photo tuoitre.vn |Viet Nam News
AN GIANG – A bridge will be built to replace the Châu Giang Ferry now being used on the Hậu River in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, according to the Ministry of Transport.
The management board for Project No. 7 under the ministry submitted the proposal for the project which will include total capital of more than VNĐ938 billion (US$41.2 million).
The project is an investment of Phát Đạt Corporation in collaboration with 620 Infrastructure Development and Investment Corporation and 168 Construction Development Investment Joint-Stock Company.
The contract is under the investment mode of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) to ensure safety and traffic flow on N1 street.
The new Châu Đốc Bridge, which will be 667m long and 12m wide, will include two automobile lanes and two motorbike lanes.
It extends from the city of Châu Đốc to Tân Châu Town.
The bridge will be located 1.5km away from the current Châu Giang Ferry, according to Nguyễn Chung Khánh, general director of the project’s management board.
Construction, which will begin at the end of the year, is expected to take 18 months. – VNS