|Hung Ha Bridge connecting Hung Yen and Ha Nam provinces will open to traffic on January 26. (Photo: baogiaothong.vn)
The project is part of a larger one to build roads connecting the Hanoi – Hai Phong and Cau Gie – Ninh Binh expressways, with total length of 47.7km, which includes the Hung Ha bridge with a length of over 2.1km and two approach roads with a total length of nearly 4km.
The bridge, crossing the Hong (Red) River, begins at Phuong Chieu Commune, Hung Yen city and ends at Bac Ly Commune, in Ly Nhan district of Ha Nam province.
The project is expected to help Hung Yen and Ha Nam provinces attract investment and improve socio-economic growth.
According to a representative of the investor, the project started in May 2016. Under the contract, the project was to be completed in 36 months, in May 2019. However, with the direction of the Ministry of Transport and support from local authorities, all work has been completed and the bridge can open to traffic five months ahead of schedule.
The bridge, which is 22.5m wide with six lanes, has total investment of over 2.96 trillion VND (126 million USD), with 2.5 trillion VND coming from the Republic of Korea’s Economic Development Co-operation Fund and the rest from the Vietnamese government.
It helps shorten the distance from Hung Yen to Phu Ly city of Ha Nam to only 20km with travel time of 20 minutes instead of the current 40 minutes.
The bridge will enhance the transport capacity of the two national highways and stimulate the socio-economic development of the Red River Delta region. At the same time, the project will contribute to easing traffic pressure on highways No.1 and No.5 as well as in Hanoi.