Ground breaking ceremony for new bridge in Quang Nam

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung August 30 took part in a ground-breaking ceremony to kick start construction of the Cua Dai Bridge, which will span the Thu Bon River in the central province of Quang Nam.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (center) and provincial leaders press buttons to kick start construction of Cua Dai Bridge August 30. (Photo: SGGP)

Speaking at the ceremony, PM Dung said the bridge is an important project linking Quang Nam’s eastern area with the central city of Da Nang, the Hoi An ancient town and other major economic hubs nearby.

Construction of the bridge and connecting road is expected to cost VND2.48 trillion.

The new road will be 18.3 kilometers long, including 1.481 meters of bridge crossing over the Thu Bon River and will be 25 meters wide.

The project is set to be completed in 42 months.

The two bridgeheads are specifically designed to reflect Hoi An ancient town and My Son relics.

On the same day, PM Dung visited Hoi An ancient town, Tan Ky ancient house and Cau Pagoda.

The PM also asked Hoi An City leaders check relics are being downgraded, and make plans to protect and restore relics.

Hoi An’s eastern eco-tourism area has already attracted a great number of visitors, with many tourism projects already implemented.

The Cua Dai Bridge will enable visitors to take in Hoi An and its eastern eco-tourism site, through the traditional silk villages on the way to My Son.

By staff writers - Translated by Ky Linh

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