A photo of the ceremony. (Source: VNA)
 
Quang Ninh (VNA) – A ground-breaking ceremony for a temporary floating bridge over the Ka Long border river was held in Mong Cai city of the northern province of Quang Ninh on January 19.

The bridge is the first of its kind connecting Mong Cai city with Dongxing city of China.

The bridge which has total investment of 160 billion VND (7.09 million USD) is 114m long and 12m wide, and has two lanes for vehicles.

Once completed, the floating bridge will boost import-export activities and economic development between the two border cities and minimise the weather impact on goods transport while reducing cost of transportation, contributing to the socio-economic development of the two localities.-VNA