Can Tho City to build new bridge

Can Tho City will build a Y-shaped Bridge connecting South Can Tho Urban Area, Cai Rang District, with Cai Khe isle and Au islet, Ninh Kieu District, said a Can Tho official recently.

Cai Rang is one of the famous floating markets in Can Tho City

The bridge is expected to cost VND2 trillion, with 50 percent of capital coming from the central budget of government.

According to a draft, the bridge will have two vehicle lanes and a walking lane. Lorries will not be allowed onto the bridge.

The bridge is a key project in Can Tho City during 2010-2015, which will have an important influence on tourism and traffic.

The chairman of Can Tho City People’s Committee, Tran Thanh Man, said the city will invite foreign architects to take part in designing the plan.

Can Tho has a complex of rivers and canals, such as Hau, and Can Tho rivers, and the Thot Not and O Mon canals, as such, bridges are vital for the city.

By B.Dai, translated by T.Huong

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