The Hanoi People’s Committee on May 6 started work on a major traffic infrastructure project in Long Bien district, which is set to play an important role in the capital’s development.

Invested by the Him Lam Joint Stock Company, the project is worth over 2.8 trillion VND (133.3 million USD).

From now to the end of 2015, a six-lane overpass with a total length of nearly 810 metres will be built to connect National Road No.5 and an expanded section of the road running from Long Bien to Dong Anh district.

A roundabout and other supporting roads will also be constructed.

Starting from Hanoi’s Long Bien district, National Road No.5 traverses through Hung Yen and Hai Duong provinces and Hai Phong city.

Once put into use, the new road link will serve northern industrial zones and urban areas, thus helping promote the overall development of Hanoi.-VNA