Danish construction firm MT Højgaard has been contracted to build a cable suspended six-lane road bridge in the Vietnamese coastal city of Haiphong.

The 240m-long, 25.5m-wide bridge named Rao II, will stretch over Latsch Tray – one of the biggest rivers in the region, scandasia.com reports.

The bridge will consist of six lanes with four lanes for normal traffic, a sidewalk in each direction and a lane for mopeds.

The bride has been designed by Finnish advisory firm Finn Road and funded by the Finnish government, the news service said.

Construction is set to start in early September and will take 21 months to complete.