Seventeen bridges were inaugurated in the southern province of Long An on April 15 as part of the Rural Bridge Programme funded by enterprises following an appeal by former President Truong Tan Sang and Nong Thon Viet magazine.
Nine bridges in Tan Hung District were built with funding worth VND9 billion (US$389,930) provided by Do Thi Kim Lien, chairwoman of the Green Vietnam Fund.
They facilitate transport of goods and ensure safety, especially of school-going children.
Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Sacombank) provided VND5 billion ($216,292) to build six bridges in Vinh Hung District.
Nutifood donated VND1.6 billion ($69,213) to build two more bridges in the district.
These eight bridges along a road between Vinh Binh and Vinh Thuan communes will replace old ones that were severely degraded.
Over the last four years, the Rural Bridge Programme – Nong Thon Viet magazine has carried out more than 300 bridge and sewer projects in Long An, Dong Thap and An Giang provinces at a cost of more than VND300 billion ($12.9 million). — VNS