Viet Tri-Ba Vi Bridge across Red River to open for trial run on July 31 hinh anh 1The Viet Tri-Ba Vi bridge across the Red River (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi,  (VNA) – A new bridge spanning the Hong (Red) River and connecting Hanoi’s Ba Vi district and Phu Tho province’s Viet Tri city will be open for trial run on July 31 after two years of construction, according to its investor Phu Ha BOT Co Ltd.

Le Minh Nghia, director of the Phu Ha BOT said the Viet Tri-Ba Vi bridge will be put into commercial run on October 1. A toll station will be located at Phu Cuong commune of Ba Vi district, with the fee starting from 35,000 VND per car.

Built at total investment of 1.46 trillion VND (63.64 million USD), the Viet Tri-Ba Vi bridge is a link between National Route 32 and National Route 32C. The main bridge is 1.55 km long and the approaching roads have a combined length of 7.8km.

The new bridge is expected to help facilitate traffic between Hanoi and the midland province of Phu Tho, thus boosting local economic development and tapping the potential for tourism and service of Phu Tho province.

At a working session on July 15, Chairman of Phu Tho province’s People’s Committee Bui Minh Chau proposed changing the name of the bridge from Viet Tri-Ba Vi to Van Lang.

Transport Minister Nguyen Van The has asked relevant agencies to consider the proposal.

Phu Tho province has great potential in manufacturing, assembling industry, construction material production, hi-tech agriculture and forestry.

There is also large room for tourism development in the province, which is home to two world cultural heritage recognised by UNESCO, which are the worshipping of Hung Kings and the traditional “xoan” singing.-VNA