Section of Hanoi Belt Road No 3 spanning Linh Dam Lake opens hinh anh 1A birdview of the section (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - A section of Hanoi Belt Road No 3 spanning Linh Dam Lake and slip roads connecting the section with overpasses were opened to traffic on October 6.

Built with Japanese ODA, Belt Road No 3 from Thanh Tri Bridge to Mai Dich has been in operation for many years but the construction of the 600-metre span over Linh Dam Lake was postponed, causing delays for vehicles moving between adjoining sections.

The project to build the span and slip roads was approved in October 2018 and cost a total of 341 billion VND.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Director of the project management board Pham Hoang Tuan said that despite difficulties in site clearance and the impact of COVID-19, the project was completed ahead of schedule.

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh said the project is significant in easing overloads at the Thanh Xuan and Phap Van traffic points and in dealing with congestion at the Nguyen Huu Tho - Giai Phong intersection.

He also lauded the efforts of relevant agencies in finishing the project ahead of schedule and ensuring quality and safety.

Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue and other delegates at the ceremony placed signs noting that the work was done on the occasion of 1010 years of Thang Long - Hanoi (1010-2020)./.