Bridge, road construction project given green light hinh anh 1A dangerous temporary bridge in Phuoc Chi commune, Trang Bang district, Tay Ninh province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The Prime Minister has approved a project on bridge building and road maintenance to ensure traffic flow in areas populated by ethnic minorities.

The project, launched between 2016 and 2021, costs 408.93 million USD, of which 383 million USD were sourced from the World Bank’s International Development Association.

It will construct more than 2,170 out of 4,145 bridges included in a 2014-2020 national traffic safety programme set for areas resided by ethnic groups.

Meanwhile, approximately 676 km of roads will be upgraded and over 61 km receive constant maintenance.

Beneficiaries of the project include the provinces of Ha Giang, Lai Chau, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Ninh Binh, Hai Duong, An Giang and Soc Trang.-VNA