VN’s longest cross-sea bridge to take shape
12:03 | 12/02/2014
VGP - A cross-sea bridge will get off the ground in Haiphong port city on February 15, and it will be the longest bridge of its kind in Vietnam and one of the longest in Southeast Asia once completed.

This is part of the Tan Vu-Lach Huyen bridge and expressway project linking Hai Phong’s eastern urban area, Hai Phong international port and its Dinh Vu-Cat Hai industrial park.

The project aims to reduce travel costs and time, traffic accidents, and transport risks by ferry, stimulate industrial development along the coastal area of Haiphong, and promote tourism on Cat Ba islands.

Representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport and Japanese contractor consortium signed a contract to build the bridge – the sixth bidding package of the project.

The Tan Vu-Lach Huyen project has a total investment of more than VND11.849 trillion, with VND10.049 trillion sourced from Japan’s official development assistance (ODA) capital and the remainder from the Vietnamese government.

The 15.6 km long route runs across Hai An and Cat Hai districts of Haiphong city, starting from the Tan Vu interchange on Haiphong expressway and ending at Lach Huyen port.

The bridge alone spans 5.44km across the sea and has a total of 84 spans.  It is designed to have four lanes for cars to run at a maximum speed of 80kmph.

The project is undertaken by Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui contractor consortium, Truong Son Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, and Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No4 (CIENCO4).

It is expected to be completed in 36 months./.



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