Major Quang Nam bridge projects face slow progress
  • |, Vietnamnet | May 25, 2024 08:36 AM
Dozens of large-scale bridge projects have yet to make any progress.

Beginning work in April 2017, the new 210-metre VND150 billion Tam Giang Bridge across the Truong Giang River was supposed to open to traffic in July 2018. However, the project has yet to be completed until now.

Meanwhile, despite safety risks, the nearby old bridge still serves thousands of vehicles every day.

Construction on Dien Ban Town's DH14 Bridge across the Vinh Dien River started in 2017 and was supposed to be completed in March 2019. However, after the 171-metre bridge was constructed, the investor did not build a connecting road, leaving the bridge unused for three years.

The DH7 Bridge, also crossing the Vinh Dien River, started construction in 2021 with an investment of VND147 billion. It was planned to be completed by mid-2023 but is now still facing site clearance problems.

The Tra Dinh Bridge Project over the Ly Ly River in Que Son District started in October 2016 and was supposed to cost VND 51.80 billion.

Despite completing the bridge in June 2020, the connecting roads on both sides have not been built for the past four years. Quang Nam Provincial People's Council raised the project investment to over VND62.50 billion and has moved the completion date to 2025.

The VND250 billion-funded bridges of Tay An 1 and Tay An 2 in Duy Xuyen District also lacked connecting roads and could not be used.

In Hoi An City, the VND337-billion 344-metre Thanh Nam Bridge across the Thu Bon River remains idle while waiting for a 200-metre connecting road to be finished.

Site clearance problems have been the leading cause of the slow progress of Quang Nam's bridge projects.

Chairman of Hoi An City People's Committee Nguyen Van Son said that they were trying to complete Thanh Nam Bridge so it could open to traffic by September 2.

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