Workers are busy on key transport projects in Ho Chi Minh City on the first days of the Lunar New Year in order to progress as scheduled.

In the baking sun during the southern springtime, engineers and workers are losing themselves in work at the Bong bridge construction site in District 1 to speed up progress on the important project.

Apart from speeding up the progress, constructing units are required to ensure safety while working and moving around the construction site.

Work started on February 6 on a replacement for the Kieu Bridge spanning the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe cannel.

The new bridge connecting District 1 to Phu Nhuan district will cost 115 billion VND (5.4 million USD), helping ease traffic congestion in the area.

They key transport project in the city’s crowded area is expected to be completed by the end of July.

Ho Chi Minh City is currently implementing a number of projects on the new construction or upgrade of old bridges such as Bong, Le Van Sy, Kieu and Hau Giang.

According to investors, the projects are all on schedule. All four bridges are expected to be open for traffic from the middle of the year, catering the transport demands of local people.-VNA