A ceremony was held on December 16 to inaugurate the flyover at Nguyen Chi Thanh–Lang road intersection. It is the biggest steel-foundation overpass in the capital city.

Completed two months ahead of schedule, the 350 billion VND, 16-metre wide bridge has four traffic lanes and a modern lighting system.

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the overpass alleviates a heavily congested zone in Hanoi . It demonstrates the commitment of city authorities to citizens, and is a positive step in the effective use of the budget. It is a good example to other localities in the fight against traffic congestion in urban areas.

At the ceremony, Nguyen The Thao, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee, assigned duties to local authorities to manage the overpass effectively, in order to reduce traffic congestion and accidents in the city.

On the occasion of the 2013 Lunar New Year, Hanoi will also open a similar overpass at Nam Hong and Mai Dich–Noi Bai interchange, and prepare for other projects at congested intersections.-VNA