Suspension bridge in Bac Tra My district, Quang Nam province. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Some 13 suspension bridges were put into service in flood-prone mountainous areas in the central coastal province of Quang Nam from November 3.

They were constructed under the Ministry of Construction’s project on building suspension bridges in 28 provinces in the north, central and Central Highlands regions.

The bridges, from 60 to 120 metres in length, were built with reinforced concrete and cable systems made from load bearing materials. They were constructed near schools, clinics and disadvantaged regions.

The province also made repairs to 44 suspension bridges in the locality, and built other new bridges and sewers to ensure traffic safety during flood season.

In the second phase of the project, which starts in 2016, the Ministry of Construction will arrange capital for Quang Nam province to build an additional 59 suspension and concrete bridges.-VNA