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Vietnam to build $153.3mn sea-crossing bridge in southern region

Vietnam to build $153.3mn sea-crossing bridge in southern region

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 10:22 GMT+7
Vietnam to build $153.3mn sea-crossing bridge in southern region
The sea-crossing bridge will end at the intersection of Ba Thang Hai and Ngo Quang Hon Streets in Rach Gia City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Buu Dau / Tuoi Tre

The Department of Transport in Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam is coordinating with relevant units to hold a contest to seek solutions for building a sea-crossing bridge which is expected to cost an estimated VND3.9 trillion (US$153.3 million) in Rach Gia Bay, a leader of the department said on Wednesday.

The bridge is aimed at connecting An Bien District in Kien Giang Province and a coastal road to Ca Mau, the southernmost province of Vietnam.

Kien Giang authorities will establish an examiner council for the contest this month.

The results of the contest are expected to be announced in November this year.

“We are drawing up a project to construct an over-60-kilometer coastal road from An Bien [District], Kien Giang Province to Ca Mau, using ODA loans," the leader of the provincial Department of Transport added.

“Once the bridge and road projects are completed, they will help boost [the province’s] socio-economic development.”

Kien Giang authorities will consult with leading domestic and international experts over the position of the sea-crossing bridge. Photo: Buu Dau / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam will consult leading domestic and international experts over the position of the sea-crossing bridge. Photo: Buu Dau / Tuoi Tre

In late 2023, Mai Van Huynh, chairman of the People’s Council of Kien Giang Province, signed a decision approving a plan to develop the bridge.

The bridge will start at an intersection with a coastal road stretching from Kien Giang to Ca Mau and end at an intersection with Ba Thang Hai and Ngo Quang Hon Streets in Rach Gia City, the provincial capital.

The capital for the 2.8-kilometer-long six-lane bridge project would be sourced from the provincial coffers.

The bridge construction was planned to last from 2024 to 2029.

The sea-crossing bridge will help ease traffic pressure on the current traffic system, pave the way for expanding the urban space, and foster socio-economic development in Rach Gia City and An Bien District as well as Kien Giang Province as a whole.

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Thanh Ha - Buu Dau / Tuoi Tre News

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