Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hanoi to build 18 overpasses

Hanoi is to invest 350 billion dong in building 18 pedestrian overpasses for busy roads including Giang Vo, Thai Ha and Nguyen Trai.
An overpass on Giai Phong road.

Nguyen Sy Bao, director of the management board of Key Construction Projects in Hanoi, says the project includes two stages both funded by the Hanoi urban traffic facility development project, which is in turn funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The first stage will see ten overpasses in the streets of Chua Boc, Tay Son, Nguyen Trai, Tran Khat Chan, Giai Phong, Thai Ha and Ngoc Hoi.

The remaining eight overpasses will be built in the second stage in Lang Ha, Giang Vo, Tran Duy Hung, Nguyen Chi Thanh, Lieu Giai, Hoang Quoc Viet and Xuan Thuy.

Bao says the overpasses will be steel structures, which if needed, can be disassembled and installed elsewhere.

Hanoi currently has four overpasses on Nguyen Van Cu, Giai Phong, Nguyen Chi Thanh and Cau Giay roads. However, there are questions as to how frequently they are used by pedestrians.

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