The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) has been asked to soon complete and apply the online bridge management system in all localities nationwide by the third quarter of 2014.

The Vietnamese Bridge Management System (VBMS) software is part of the transport sector’s credit project on improving the national road network, which uses the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s fund for the bridge management system from 2005.

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong said that the software will help road managers monitor conditions of each bridge so that they can promptly put forth maintenance plans.

More than 4,000 bridges across the nation will be kept a close watch by the system.-VNA