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2010 Long Bien Bridge festival shines

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 10:12 am

Bridge crossing Po Ko River opens

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 4:55 am

Hanoi to build Long Bien Bridge 2

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Big hole appears on Ham Luong Bridge surface

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:48 am

A big hole with 1.5 meters diameter and 4 meters deep on October 2 suddenly appeared on the surface of the Ham Luong Bridge, which connects three islands of the southern province of Ben Tre.

The breakdown fortunately did not cause any accident for people and transport. The province transport department blocked the scene and alerted to people.

It also is investigating the cause of the breakdown.

Ham Luong Bridge was opened to traffic on April 24 this year. The 8,216-m bridge, which links Ben Tre City and Mo Cay Bac District, has a span of 150m, the longest span in Viet Nam, and four lanes in a width of 16m.

The bridge, costed at VND787 billion (US$39 million) in total was built by Vietnamese engineers.

Source: SGGP

Nation’s highest bridge opens to traffic

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Nation’s highest bridge opens to traffic

QĐND – Friday, August 13, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

Pa Uon bridge in the northern mountainous province of Son La has been opened to traffic, according to the project’s management board.

Construction of the bridge with abutments of 98 metres high, the highest in the country, started in May 2007.

The inauguration of the 938-m long bridge that connects Son La and Lai Chau provinces in the northern mountainous region facilitates vehicular traffic between the two and also effectively serves the northwestern region’s socio-economic development strategy and national defence.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Floating bridge crossing the Duong River repaired

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Floating bridge crossing the Duong River repaired

QĐND – Friday, July 23, 2010, 20:42 (GMT+7)

PANO – Braving heavy rain, officers and soldiers of Unit H49, under the High Command of Military Engineering, repaired successfully the floating bridge cross the Duong River on July 22nd after 10 hours of heavy work.

The bridge was seriously damaged by a 550 tonne cargo ship early in the morning and as a result traffic flow was stopped.

Immediately after being informed of the accident, a group from the engineering unit was sent to fix the problem despite heavy rain and swift-flowing water.

“We have prepared for such accidents in advance so the unit could complete the tasks very soon, and the bridge was opened to traffic in the afternoon” said Major-General Pham Quang Xuan, Commander of the Military Engineering High Command.

The temporary floating bridge was built on June 10th cross Duong River to reduce the load of Duong Bridge, which is under restoration.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

12 dead as bus plunges off bridge in S.Korea

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 at 8:05 am

SEOUL, July 3, 2010 (AFP) – Twelve passengers were killed and eight others were seriously injured when their bus fell from a bridge near Seoul’s international airport on Saturday, police said.

South Korean police and firefighters recover the wreckage of the bus on July 3 2010. AFP

The death toll rose to 12 from five within a few hours after the accident, with some passengers succumbing to injuries after being taken to nearby hospitals.

TV footage of the wreckage showed the bus fell about eight metres (about 27 feet) off Incheon Bridge on to a construction site for an underpass.

A witness said the bus veered off its course as it tried to avoid colliding with a parked car.

The accident happened as the bus, which was carrying about 40 passengers, left Songdo district in Incheon City for Incheon international airport, about 20 kilometres (13 miles) away, police said.

Source: SGGP

New bridge brings happiness to residents of riverside hamlets

In Uncategorized on June 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm

The recently completed bridge in the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang’s An Minh District is improving residents’ lives and bringing them considerable happiness.


A view of the new Muong Dao Bridge in An Giang Province (Photo: SGGP)

The bridge, which spans the Muong Dao Canal to connect Muong Dao A and Muong Dao B hamlets in Van Khanh Commune, was built with insulation panels, which are slight yet strong, said Huynh Duc Manh, director of a HCMC-based insulation panel production plant, one of the financial donors that made building the bridge possible.

In addition, prices for materials are quite inexpensive, with each square meter costing just VND2 million (US$100), he said. The panels are becoming popular for building 2-3 floor houses and villas.

“The bridge brings local residents great joy, as now their children will not be late to school due to waiting for boats for a lift,” said Ho Le Thuy, chairwoman of An Minh District People’s Committee.

She expressed gratitude to Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper, the panel production plant and the An Giang Province Union of Friendship Organizations for donations and mobilization that allowed for the bridge’s construction.

She also sent thanks to workers who had built the bridge that made the dreams of local residents come true.

Muong Dao Bridge, 48 meter long and 2.2 meter wide, was built with a total cost of VND228 million (US$12,000).

Source: SGGP

“Trans-Asia Bridge” Festival to take place in Quang Tri

In Uncategorized on June 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm

“Trans-Asia Bridge” Festival to take place in Quang Tri

QĐND – Thursday, June 10, 2010, 21:1 (GMT+7)

PANO – A cultural festival, titled “Trans-Asia Bridge”, will be held in the central province of Quang Tri from July 23rd to 27th this year, according to the Performance Arts Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Art troupes from the provinces of Cao Bang, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang, Nghe An, and countries along the East-West Economic Corridor, such as Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and China, will participate in various cultural and sports exchange activities during the event.

This year’s festival is aimed at promoting tourism in Quang Tri province and the central region.

Translated by Vu Hung

Source: QDND

Highway to link Can Tho and My Thuan Bridge

In Uncategorized on June 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Highway to link Can Tho and My Thuan Bridge

QĐND – Thursday, June 10, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

Work on the construction of a highway that links Can Tho City to My Thuan Bridge will be started next year, according to the My Thuan Bridge Management Unit.

The unit announced that the Ministry of Transportation has agreed its plan on the pilot policy framework to invest in the construction of the highway, basing on the private – public partnership model (PPP).

The total construction of the highway is of 32.2 kilometres long. Of which the main highway is of 24.5 kilometres long.

The main highway, which is invested with more than VND 6,000 billion, will have six lanes and 12 bridges.

Construction of the project is due to start in 2011 and be completed in 2016.

Source: Tuoi Tre

Translated by Ngoc Hung

Source: QDND