A transport development project which is the largest of its kind in the northern city of Hai Phong kicked off on December 20.

The 276.6 million USD project, supported by the World Bank, includes three sections, notably the construction of a main road for the city’s East-West transport corridor that connects Bac Son commune in An Duong district and An Hai district.

Linking Hai Phong port and National Highway 10, the 50.5 metre wide road includes the construction of two bridges, Dong Khe and Niem 2.

According to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dan Duc Hiep, the project aims to facilitate the inner-city transportation system and commodity transport between Hai Phong and neighbouring localities.

When the project is finished, Hai Phong city will put into operation a wide range of quality buses to improve the public transport service in the city.-VNA