Construction of first pedestrian overpass in Da Nang begins
PSNews - Recently, the construction of a Japanese-funded pedestrian walkway over Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in Da Nang City began. It is scheduled to be completed in May this year, and the company and city authorities will then decide on a name for it.
With a total investment of 42 billion VND (nearly 1.8 million USD), the bridge measures more than 140 metres in length and stands 11 metres high, and is being built by Japanese company Mikazuki.
Built in Japanese style with curve sections made of wood to symbolize sea waves, it will be 140m long and have elevators for disabled people.
The construction of the bridge is expected to be completed on May 30, 2023 and the company and city authorities will then decide on a name for it.
Japanese consul general in Da Nang, Yakabe Yoshinori, said the bridge would be a gift to Da Nang to celebrate 50 years of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic relations.
"The bridge will be a symbol of the two nations' friendship". Da Nang deputy chairman Le Quang Nam said the bridge would contribute to the city's development.
Currently, Japan is the leading foreign investor in the number of FDI projects in Da Nang with 222 projects and total investment capital of more than 1 billion USD.