Work commenced on the Giao Thuy Bridge across the Thu Bon river on March 25, which will connect the mountainous districts of central Quang Nam province and central Da Nang city.

The bridge, which will span 1,002 metres in length and 12 metres in width, will cost over 823 billion VND (37.8 million USD). It is scheduled to become operational in September, 2017.

Once completed, the bridge will connect Nong Son, Que Son, Duy Xuyen, and Dai Loc districts of Quang Nam province with Da Nang city, facilitating travel between the two localities and reducing traffic congestion, especially during flooding season when ferry boats are required for travelling.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked authorities, investors and contractors from the two localities to work closely to ensure high quality and rapid progress of the project.

On the occasion, Quang Nam province officially opened the Ai Nghia Bridge over the Yen River, linking Ai Nghia town and Da Loc district.

The 125 metre-long bridge, built with a total investment of over 92 billion VND (4.3 million USD), contributes to boosting socio-economic development and minimising traffic jams in the west and surrounding areas of Quang Nam.-VNA