Ten railway bridges on the North-South route have been upgraded with loans from the Japanese Government to ensure a higher level of safety for transportation.

Upgrade works, started in May 2010, were completed as by October 10 as announced in a ceremony held in the central city of Da Nang.

The bridges include Pho Trach, Truoi, Thua Luu, Nam O, Bau Sau, Chau Lau, Bau Thinh, Tam Ky, Ba Bau and An Tan in the central provinces of Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam, and Da Nang city.

The work package cost over 3 billion JPY and almost 300 billion VND, which came from the Japanese Government’s loans and the Vietnamese side’s corresponding investment contribution.-VNA