Work begins to upgrade weak bridges on North-South railway route hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Internet)
Hanoi (VNA) – A construction package to upgrade weak bridges on the North-South railway route was launched on May 18 in the central province of Quang Tri by the Transport Ministry, the Railway Project Management Board and the contractors.

The package is the second one in the project to upgrade 129 weak bridges on the North-South railway route, one of the urgent and important railway projects eligible to use State reserve budget for medium-term investment under the National Assembly Standing Committee’s Resolution 556/NQ-UBTVQH14 dated July 31, 2018.

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Transport Minister Nguyen Ngoc Dong said as the North-South railway route has been in operation for more than 100 years, its out-of-date infrastructure has limited trains’ speed.

Under the national railway development plan, the route will be upgrade to serve short-distance cargo and passenger transport.

There are currently 1,454 bridges on the Hanoi-HCM City railway route, covering more than 36.3km./.