PM instructs to keep Long Bien Bridge

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung discontinued plans for deconstruction of Long Bien Bridge on February 28.

Long Bien Bridge

The Prime Minister asked Ministry of Transport and Hanoi authorities to collaborate the best placement for the new railway bridge.

Preservation of the bridge has been a controversial subject, said Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang.

The Ministry of Transport believes that building a new bridge 30 meters from Long Bien Bridge will be the lowest-cost solution.

Delegates from Hanoi believe that building the new bridge 186 meters from Long Bien would be a better solution. However the ministry said that plan would require relocation of thousands of households which would be extremely difficult and costly.

By Phan Thao – Translated by Hai Mien

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