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New pedestrian bridge inaugurated in southern Vietnam

Sunday, February 07, 2016, 14:12 GMT+7

A new pedestrian bridge was inaugurated in Can Tho City in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on Saturday and is expected to be a new hotspot for local people and tourists to visit during the Lunar New Year holiday.

A ceremony was organized on Saturday night by the Can Tho City Project Management Unit for Investment of Construction to inaugurate a new pedestrian bridge, connecting the Ninh Kieu Wharf and the Can Khe Islet in Can Tho, after one year of construction.

Thousands of local citizens as well as tourists have flocked to the brand new bridge after the inauguration ceremony to participate in several activities, including enjoying the view of the Ninh Kieu Wharf, sailing pleasure boats on the Can Tho River, and witnessing the artistic light performances.

The bridge is to celebrate Vietnam’s 12th National Party Congress as well as to be one of the city’s tourist attractions, Le Minh Cuong, Director of the Can Tho City Project Management Unit for Investment of Construction, said during the ceremony.    

The pedestrian bridge will also be a destination for local people and tourists to visit during the Lunar New Year holiday.

Vietnam’s Lunar New Year starts on Monday, February 8, with preparation and celebration taking place one week before and after the date.

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Visitors are pictured walking on the bridge on the night of February 6, 2016. Photo: Tuoi Tre  

The bridge, 7.2 meters in length, is decorated with LED light system which illuminate in accordance with different concepts.

Flower beds and small trees are also planted along the railings with automatic watering system.

The construction of the pedestrian bridge started in January, 2015 with the total investment capital of VND49.7 billion (US$2.23 million).

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