The perspective of the pedestrian tunnel, connecting the two streets of Tran Nguyen Han and Chuong Duong Do. (Photo: laodong.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - Hanoi plans to construct a pedestrian tunnel costing about 80 billion VND (3.44 million USD), connecting Tran Nguyen Han Street and Chuong Duong Do Street in Hoan Kiem district.

The pedestrian tunnel is scheduled to be finished before October 10 next year, the 65th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation Day.

The construction is part of a list of 21 medium-term public-investment projects recently approved by the capital city’s People’s Council.

The pedestrian tunnel is set to be 18m wide and connect the two streets, which are separated by several other busy streets. Its two doors are designed to automatically open and close for flood drainage in the storm and rainy season.

Following the project, the city will also plant more green trees near the tunnel and broaden a section of Chuong Duong Do Street that connects the Hong (Red) River dyke and Bach Dang Street to about 17m.-VNA