Nam Dinh: Work begins on Thinh Long bridge over Ninh Co River hinh anh 1Model of Thinh Long bridge across the Ninh Co River in Nam Dinh province. (Photo:

Nam Dinh (VNA) Construction of the Thinh Long bridge across the Ninh Co River in the northern province of Nam Dinh began on September 29.

With an investment of more than 1.15 trillion VND (48.4 million USD) from the Korea Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) and Vietnam’s correspondent fund, the 12-metre-wide bridge is designed to have two lanes for motorised vehicles and two other for non-motorised ones.

According to Duong Viet Roan, Director of the Thang Long Project Management Board, the investor of the bridge, the 2.3-kilometre-long bridge will connect Hai Hau district and Nghia Hung district.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Dinh Nghi underlined that the bridge is an important work to promote social and economic development of Nam Dinh province, helping ensure security and defence, prevent flood and storm as well as tap marine economic potentials.

Nam Dinh is housing a line-up of notable projects like Rang Dong garment industrial zone, a ship building plant, Thinh Long sea port and Nam Dinh I thermoelectric plant.

Upon completion, Thinh Long bridge will enhance connectivity with other localities in the vicinity like Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa, cutting transport cost for vehicles.

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Van Cong ordered contractors to focus all resources, assuring the quality and progress of the bridge.

Meanwhile, Nam Dinh province and relevant districts are requested to join hands with the investor to tackle arising issues during the construction so that the project can be completed in a timely manner.-VNA