Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City has inaugurated its VND2tn ($112.26m) Phu My Bridge, the largest cable-stayed bridge in the city.

The 2,101m long and 27.5m wide bridge crosses over the Saigon River and connects District 2 and District 7 in the city.

The bridge, which will officially open to traffic on 9 September, is expected to allow smooth traffic flow between the Mekong Delta, the city and the south-east region.

The bridge has been constructed by Australian firm Baulderstone along with German firm Bilfinger Berger and funded by a public-private partnership.

The bridge will be managed by the Phu My Bridge BOT Joint Stock Company for 26 years starting from January next year. The management would then be handed over to the city authorities.

The bridge was built over 30 months, four months before schedule.