Nearly 300 bln VND allocated for Ghenh bridge repairs hinh anh 1The Ghenh bridge collapsed at noon on March 20 (Source:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently agreed in principle the allocation of 298.5 billion VND (nearly 13 million USD) from the 2016 State budget for the urgent repair of the Ghenh bridge across the Dong Nai River in the southern province of Dong Nai .

Vietnam Railways (VNR) Corporation under the Ministry of Transport has been assigned to implement the project.

The Deputy PM has also asked the ministry to direct the VNR in the implementation of the project, ensuring the effectively use of the allocated capital.

The Ghenh bridge, a key bridge on the North-South railway line, collapsed at noon on March 20 after a barge crashed into its pillar, causing many people to fall into the river.

As the bridge is on the North-South railway route, railway services have been interrupted. Trains on the route now have to stop at Bien Hoa Station in Dong Nai province.

It was built more than 100 years ago and is used for both rail and vehicle transportation.-VNA