Hung Ha bridge, expressway connection road open to traffic hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (9th from right) cuts the ribbon to open Hung Ha bridge. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc cut the ribbon to open Hung Ha bridge, linking the Red River delta provinces of Hung Yen and Ha Nam, and a road connecting Hanoi-Hai Phong and Cau Gie-Ninh Binh expressway, to traffic on the morning of January 26.

Addressing the event, the leader said these works are strategic as they connect northern key economic zones.

He commended the contributions of the locals in Hung Yen and Ha Nam provinces as up to 6,000 households were relocated to give land to the building of the works.

He advised localities lying along the road connecting Hanoi-Hai Phong and Cau Gie-Ninh Binh expressways to look to urban economic structure to create a new springboard for becoming urban areas when traffic is getting smooth.

The road connecting Hanoi-Hai Phong and Cau Gie-Ninh Binh expressway aims to reduce traffic pressure on Hanoi while raising the operation efficiency of the two expressways.

It has a total length of 47.7km, with the one end ln Ly Thuong Kiet commune linking with the Hanoi-Hai Phong expressway, Hung Yen province, and the other end in Liem Tuyen commune, Ha Nam province connecting to the Cau Gie-Ninh Binh expressway.

Hung Ha bridge with a length of over 2.1km and two approach roads with a total length of nearly 4km. Crossing the Hong (Red) River, it begins at Phuong Chieu Commune, Hung Yen city and ends at Bac Ly Commune, in Ly Nhan district of Ha Nam province.

The project has total investment of over 2.96 trillion VND (126 million USD), with 2.5 trillion VND coming from the Republic of Korea’s Economic Development Co-operation Fund and the rest from the Vietnamese government.

It helps shorten the distance from Hung Yen to Phu Ly city of Ha Nam to only 20km with travel time of 20 minutes instead of the current 40 minutes.-VNA