The second phase of the Hanoi-Lach Giang Waterway Corridor No. 3 upgrade started on February 23.
The project costs US $110 million and aims to promote transportation via waterways and boost economic development in the regions.
When finished, Hanoi will be able to receive 1,000-ton ships. The Ninh Co River and Ninh Phuc Port are expected to receive ships up to 3,000 tons.
The project is part of the Northern Delta Transport Development Project and is expected to finish by the end of 2015.
The Northern Delta Transport Development Project (WB6) stretches across 14 cities and provinces at a total cost of US $201.5 million. The World Bank is providing a loan of US $171.5 million.
The first phase of the Viet Tri-Quang Ninh Waterway Corridor No. 1 is expected to complete by the end of 2014.