Can Tho to build cable-stayed bridge costing billions hinh anh 1Can Tho city will invest 670 billion VND to build the Cam Thi cable-stayed bridge (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) - The Can Tho authorities in coordination with the concerned agencies have commenced work on the construction of some key projects of 2016, including the building of the Cam Thi cable-stayed bridge.

The bridge in this Mekong Delta city will cross the Can tho River and connect the Cai Rang and Ninh Kieu districts and will be 535m long and 20m wide. Its pavements will be 1.5m wide on either side.

The project will incur an estimated investment of more than 670 billion VND (29.8 million USD) and is being funded by an Official Development Assistance loan.

The bridge is specifically designed in the shape of a Vietnamese Dan Bau (single-string zither) and will be decorated with cloud and dragon patterns.

In addition, lutes, kites, fountains, lighting and laser systems will be also installed.

The construction of the bridge that is expected to be one of the highlights of the Mekong River Delta’s tourism programme will start this year and end in 24 months.-VNA