As many as 450 bridges will be built in rural areas of 32 northern, central and Central Highland provinces from now to 2020 under a project approved by the Prime Minister on March 12.

The bridges, to be built at a total cost of nearly 324.9 billion VND (15.5 million USD) sourced from the State budget, will contribute to the socio-economic development of disadvantaged localities and the new-style rural area building programme.

Priority will be given to those spanning streams and canals that cross inter-village roads, or roads leading to communal centres, townships, schools and clinics.-VNA