Work began on January 3 on the upgrading of Trang Thua and Cong Neo bridges on National Road 38 B in the northern province of Hai Duong.

The project is carried out from now to June 2016 at a total cost of 300 billion VND (14.3 million USD). This is among of 16 projects of the Vietnam Road Asset Management Project (VRAMP) using loans from the World Bank (WB) to upgrade six national roads in 13 northern provinces.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Transportation Nguyen Hong Truong said once completed, the two bridges will help to ease traffic congestion and boost the travel of goods and tourism in the region.

The 175.45m Cong Neo bridge will be built 400 metres away from the existing one while the 151.18m Trang Thua bridge will be constructed right at the existing one.

National Road 38B linking Hai Duong and Hung Yen provinces connects to National Highway 5, Hanoi- Hai Phong Highway, and National Road 39 to Thai Binh province.-VNA