|Work on Cửa Đại Bridge over the Trà Khúc River in the central province of Quảng Ngãi began on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phước Ngọc|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NGÃI — Work on Cửa Đại Bridge over the Trà Khúc River in the central province of Quảng Ngãi began on Monday.
The 1.3km bridge, once completed, will shorten the distance between two communes – Tịnh Khê and Nghĩa Phú – in Quảng Ngãi City from 20km to 2.5km.
The bridge is part of a road project worth VNĐ2.25 trillion (around US$99 million) that stretches about 3.7km.
In order to make room for the project, some 300 local families had their houses relocated, while 800 graves were also moved.
Chairman of the province People’s Committee Trần Ngọc Căng said that the project was one of the key projects in the province, which aims to make a breakthrough in infrastructure development, particularly in transport infrastructure.
He said that the Cửa Đại Bridge was part of the planned coastal road Dung Quất – Sa Huỳnh Project approved by the then Prime Minister in 2010.
The bridge was expected to help boost the expansion of the urban area of the province, towards the sea. — VNS