Hai Phong impresses visitors with its numerous bridges and their interesting names – Quay, Xi mang, and Rao, among others. The bridges are testaments to the city’s development.
Hai Phong is not just a port city – it is a city of bridges and red flamboyant
flowers. A record number of bridges–20 –were built Hai Phong in the
last 5 years.
Three new bridges have been built across the Lach Tray river, connecting Duong Kinh,
Kien An, and An Duong district. In the middle of last year, the 5.4-km Tan Vu-Lach
Huyen sea-bridge was built, connecting Cat Hai island with the mainland. Other bridges,
including Tam Bac, Quay, Nguyen Binh Khiem, and Le Hong Phong, have been built to
reduce traffic congestion in the inner city.
Hoang Thi Thao from Hong Bang district said, “Since these new bridges were
built, everybody is happy. It’s easier for us to travel. Our city has become
Bach Dang bridge over the Cam river is in the final phase of construction. Once
it is completed, it will take just 30 minutes to drive from Hai Phong to Ha Long-Quang
Ninh. Another bridge, Hoang Van Thu, connects Hong Bang district with the new Bac
Song Gam urban area. Two other bridges, Han and Dang, were put into operation early
this year. Under a project to build coastal roads connecting Hai Phong and Thai
Binh, 7 more bridges will soon be built.
Hai Phong city has several current projects to expand its urban area. Nguyen Ngoc
Minh from Le Chan district said, “The city is growing rapidly. I’m surprised
that the city center has expanded from the port to Tam Bac.”
The city is also accelerating new rural development and refurbishing old apartment
buildings. Hai Phong is calling for domestic and foreign investment to boost its
Vu Duy Tung, director of the Hai Phong Transport Department, said, “This year
we aim to accelerate ongoing transport projects and other projects that have received
funding. I believe these projects will pave the way for Hai Phong to attract even
16 rivers with a total length of 300 km traverse the city, making bridges key conduits
of Hai Phong’s traffic and major contributors to the city’s socio-economic
development. Hai Phong plans to build 30 new bridges by 2030.