On May 3 the Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Van Khoi instructed all departments and branches to build more flyovers to help ease traffic congestion.

Khoi urged the Transport Department to complete the flyover at Nam Hong junction on the Mai Dich – Noi Bai road before the Lunar New Year in 2013. Work on the flyover started on April 6 this year.

He also asked for the construction of two flyovers at Le Van Luong-Lang Road and Nguyen Chi Thanh-Lang Road junctions to get underway in May. He expects work to be finished by October 10, long before the Lunar New Year in 2013.

The official has asked the Transport Department to start work on a number of flyovers at Dai Co Viet-Tran Khat Chan, Chua Boc-Pham Ngoc Thach and Bach Mai-Le Thanh Nghi junctions by the end of June this year.

Khoi also instructed the Department of Planning and Investment to submit the investors’ documents for a project to upgrade Road 70 by May 15. The project includes sections of the Ha Dong-Thang Long Boulevard, Thang Long Boulevard-Nhon and Ha Dong-Van Dien.

Earlier, on April 26, Hanoi officially opened two new flyovers at the Chua Boc-Tay Son and Lang Ha-Huynh Thuc Khang junctions, which took only four months to construct.-VNA