The Viet Tri- Ba Vi bridge on Red River (Photo: VNA)

 

Phu Tho (VNA) – The final segments of a bridge over the Red River connecting Viet Tri city of the northern province of Phu Tho with Hanoi’s Ba Vi district were joined on June 26, after three years of construction.

Invested by the Phu My Group at an investment of more than 1.46 trillion VND (63.64 million USD), the bridge was built under a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract. The time of payback is expected to be about 20 years.

The main bridge spans about 1.55 kilometres, plus 7.54km of approach road on the Hanoi side and 0.26km on the Phu Tho side, linking the National Road 32 in Hanoi with the National Road 32C in Phu Tho province.

It is set to allow vehicles in late August and be put into commercial operation in October. A toll station will be located at Phu Cuong commune of Ba Vi district, with the fee starting from 35,000 VND per car.

Upon its completion, the bridge is expected to enhance connection of Hanoi with Phu Tho province and the north western region, creating synchronous traffic infrastructure in the area.

Hanoi plans to build 14 bridges crossing the Red and Duong Rivers in the city by 2030, according to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.-VNA