28/03/2016 09:33 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Quang Nam: Cua Dai bridge opens to traffic

Quang Nam, March 27 (VNA) – The Cua Dai bridge spanning the Thu Bon River and a coastal road in the central province of Quang Nam were put into service on March 27 in the presence of National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.

Construction of the bridge began in August 2009 at a cost of 3.45 trillion VND (155.25 million USD).

The bridge, measuring 25.5 m in width and 1.48 km in length, links Hoi An city with Duy Xuyen and Thang Binh districts.

Meanwhile, the 24.5 km coastal road runs from Duy Xuyen district to Tam Ky city. It was built at a cost of 1.44 trillion VND (64.8 million USD).

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said the bridge and the road are of special significance for local socio-economic development.

He urged Quang Nam to make full use of its advantages to boost the maritime economy, and build high-tech, environmentally friendly agricultural practices while upgrading its transport infrastructure to lure more investors.

Dinh Van Thu, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the projects help shorten the route between Quang Nam’s Tam Ky city and Da Nang city, and ease traffic jam on National Highway 1A.

The bridge is also expected to facilitate the use of 40,000 hectares of uncultivated land in the province’s southeastern region and support another project on natural disaster adaptation, he said.
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