Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on August 18 inspected the construction of Nhat Tan Bridge and the road connecting the bridge and Noi Bai International Airport, asking for all efforts to put the project into operation in late 2014.

As one of seven bridges spanning the Red River in Hanoi, the 8.9km bridge with eight lanes will be a key traffic route for the capital as it will link Noi Bai, a major port of entry, and downtown Hanoi.

The construction of a 12km long road connecting Nhat Tan and Noi Bai is keeping with schedule. Once completed, the new route will shorten the time to travel from Hanoi to Noi Bai’s new Terminal 2 by half.

The bridge is expected to open for technical trial run in October.

Meanwhile, 86 percent of the building of Terminal T2, which is designed to serve 10 million passengers a year, has been completed. The terminal will also be put on the test two months later.-VNA