VND300 billion for building suspension bridges

Hundred Eighty six suspension bridges across the country will be constructed by Ministry of Transport, worth VND300 billion (US$ 14,097).  

The Ministry of Transport has finished design of suspension bridges and it is planned to be completed within nine months.

12 bridges will be built in the northern provinces of Bac Kan and Yen Bai first and ministry of stransport said that 12 bridges' construction will be completed before July 15, 2014.

The construction of bridges across rivers in Khe Cam Village in An Luong of Yen Bai Province and Cho Moi Bridge in Cho Moi Town of Bac Kan will start end of June this year.

The country has currently 2,335 operational suspension bridges. 1,421 of them are in good repair, 638 others need to fix and the remaining are in poor repairs. 128 bridges are out of service as they are described as ‘waiting to collapse’, said ministry.

By Bich Quyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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