Bridge built to reach flood-isolated Dong Nai hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: Internet)

The construction of Dac Lua Bridge, expected to help locals stranded over floods, began in Dong Nai on August 6.

The 360-metre bridge will link the southern province’s Dac Lua commune in Tan Phu district and Quang Ngai commune in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

According to Ngo Sy Bang, Chairman of the Tan Phu People’s Committee, Dac Lua is an impoverished mountainous locality. Local trade with the outside has long been carried out via a small ferry port. During the rainy season, 1,000 households here are frequently isolated due to floods and a lack of transportation infrastructure that connects the commune to other locations.

Build at a cost of 40 billion VND (1.84 million USD), the long-awaited Dac Lua bridge will become operational in 2016. About 9.5 metres wide, it can accommodate two lanes of traffic.-VNA