The new Viet Tri bridge, which connects the northern provinces of Vinh Phuc and Phu Tho, is expected to facilitate socio-economic development in the northwestern region once completed.

Construction of the bridge, which spans the Lo River, began in Phu Tho on November 30.

The 736.5m long and 22.5m wide bridge will be built in 18 months in the form of BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) at a total investment of more than 1.9 trillion VND (89.3 million USD).

The new facility will also benefit tourists who come to visit and offer incense to Hung Kings, the founders of the country, at their temple in Phu Tho province.-VNA