HANOI, May 9 (Engineering Daily) -- Phase 1 of the Credit Transport Sector project to rehabilitate the weak bridges on the highways is expected to use the ODA loan from the Korea Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF).
The bridges that have been proposed to MOT by PMU 2, include Ben Moi, Da Phuc, Xom Bong, Doan Hung, Song Truong and Nuoc Oa located on 1C, 2, 38B, 4B Highways of Phu Tho, Thai Nguyen, Hanoi, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Quang Nam and Khanh Hoa provinces.
These bridges that will replace the old ones being degraded seriously will be designed to apply reinforced concrete and post-tensioned concrete, with motor vehicle 2-lane road and primitive vehicle 2-lane, minimum 12m width for road grade III and motor vehicle 2-lane road, 9m width for grade IV.
The total capital of VND 1,497 billion including ODA loan from EDCF of 1,144.8 billion and Vietnam counterpart fund of 352.7 billion. The ODA capital will be used for construction, consulting and variation works; the counterpart funds will be served for site clearance, VAT returns and project management fee.
If ratified by MOT, the project will be started in the fourth quarter of 2016 and completed in 2018.