The event saw the attendance of Politburo member, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Head of the municipal delegation of National Assembly deputies Vuong Dinh Hue; member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh; Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the municipal People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Tuan; and Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s municipal committee Nguyen Lan Huong.
The construction of the bridge’s second phase aims to complete the entirety of Hanoi’s Belt Road No. 2, enhance circulation between the two sides of the Red River, and meet increasing traffic between the city downtown and the north and northeast areas of the city.
It is expected to create favorable conditions to boost socio-economic development, national security and defense of Hai Ba Trung and Long Bien districts in particular, while laying foundation for the establishment of residential areas in the north of Hanoi, gradually completing the capital city’s transport infrastructure network.
The new bridge is built downstream of the Red River, parallel with Vinh Tuy Bridge 1, with a total length of over 3.4km including belt roads. It will measure 19.25m in width, which can accommodate four lanes of vehicles.
The cost of construction for the bridge’s second phase is estimated over VND2.5 trillion (US$107.1 million), sourced from the city’s budget.
Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh speaks at the ceremony.
Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh said that the bridge aims to meet growing travel demand between Hanoi’s downtown and the north and northeast region of the city.
He urged contractors, local authorities and relevant agencies to work together to ensure the project quality and normal living of local residents during the construction progress.
Hanoi mayor Chu Ngoc Anh also requested contractors and consultants to supervise specific and detailed plans to implement the commitments signed with the investor, while striving to complete the work ahead of schedule.