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Over 4,000 bridges to be built for ethnic minorities by 2020

Update: January, 04/2016 - 08:08
Around 4,000 bridges will be built to facilitate the travel and livelihoods of ethnic minority groups across the country by 2020 as part of the second phase of a Government programme. — Photo vneconomy.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Around 4,000 bridges will be built to facilitate the travel and livelihoods of ethnic minority groups across the country by 2020 as part of the second phase of a Government programme.

The programme, in investment of nearly VND8.3 trillion (US$368.8 million), is being implemented in 5,237 communes in 450 districts across 50 provinces and cities from 2014 to 2020.

In the first phase from 2014 to 2015, 186 bridges were built in 28 mountainous provinces throughout the nation, costing the State budget VND931.7 billion ($41.4 million). — VNS

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