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Work on $331mn bridge project in southern Vietnam to start next month

Work on $331mn bridge project in southern Vietnam to start next month

Friday, September 15, 2023, 14:30 GMT+7
Work on $331mn bridge project in southern Vietnam to start next month
An architect’s impression of the Dai Ngai bridge project, which will span over the Hau River and link Soc Trang Province with neighboring Tra Vinh Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. Photo: Khac Tam / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Soc Trang Province, located in southern Vietnam, will break ground on the Dai Ngai bridge project on October 20, with its price tag of over VND8 trillion (US$331.17 million) backed by the state budget, a local official said on Friday morning.

The Mekong Delta province already completed site clearance and compensation, making sure that cleared land will be handed over to the project’s investor before the groundbreaking date, said Tran Van Lau, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.

Located along National Highway 60, the bridge will span over the Hau River and link Soc Trang’s Long Phu District with neighboring Tra Vinh Province’s Tieu Can District.

The entire project will have a total length of over 15 kilometers, five intersections and seven bridges, with Dai Ngai 1 and Dai Ngai 2 being the two main bridges.

It is considered a strategic project and a main route connecting Mekong Delta provinces with each other.

Once completed, the bridge is expected to improve the capacity of the delta’s transport network and facilitate travel between the region and Ho Chi Minh City, as it will help shorten the distance vehicles have to cover when traveling from Ca Mau, Soc Trang, and Bac Lieu Provinces to the southern metropolis by some 80 kilometers.

It will also ease the traffic overload facing the section of National Highway 1 in the region and meet rising travel demand after some economic zones in the area are put into service, the local official added.

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Hong Ngan - Khac Tam / Tuoi Tre News


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