France funds 700,000 EUR for renovating Long Bien Bridge (Ha Noi)
Update: Dec 19, 2023
 France has decided to give Ha Noi a non-refundable aid of 700,000 EUR to study the feasibility of renovating the iconic Long Bien Bridge, said the French Embassy in Vietnam.

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The study, to be done by French consultancy company Artelia and sponsored by the French Treasury, aims to limit the impact of the bridge’s proposed renovation on traffic and railways over the Long Bien Bridge, a press release issued Friday by the French Embassy in Ha Noi reported.

A renovation project suitable for the future use of the Long Bien Bridge, an icon of Ha Noi and of the Vietnam - France connection, is being discussed.

France hopes the renovation can begin as soon as the study’s results are available, as the bridge has suffered serious deterioration.

Long Bien bridge was built in 1899 - 1902 by the architects Daydé & Pillé of Paris, and opened in 1903. 

VOVWORLD - - December 18, 2023