Work on the key west ring road and bridge in Đà Nẵng. The project will help connect National Highways 1A and 14B with the city's southeast urban zones. VNS Photo Hoàng Việt
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city has commenced construction of a west ring road and bridge to ease congestion on National Highway1A and link Highway 14B with the southeast urban zone.
The city’s priority infrastructure project includes a 14.3km section and a bridge spanning the Cổ Cò River, with total investment of US$61.37 million.
The project is being funded by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund for International Development and the city.
The project will help connect industrial parks and zones in Liên Chiểu District and suburbs in the south on the way to Hội An.
Contractors have been given 17 months to complete the project.
The city's transport department said on Tuesday that it would start construction of a flyover at the busy junction of the Trần Thị Lý Bridge and a two-tunnel project at another junction west of the Rồng (Dragon) Bridge with a total investment of $41.3 million.
The multi-level junction will help ease congestion from Đà Nẵng Airport to beach tourism sites in Sơn Trà and Ngũ Hành Sơn districts, as well as Hội An.
The ministry and the city have been jointly developing a series of strategic projects, such as the relocation of the railway station; upgrading sea ports and the expansion of the Hải Vân Tunnel; and a new Liên Chiểu port and Kim Liên railway cargo station.
Đà Nẵng plans to become a ‘green and smart’ city by 2025.
The World Bank has been providing loans for Đà Nẵng's priority infrastructure projects and sustainable development since 2008. — VNS