|David Champion (middle) and local authorities start construction of the Kenh Xang 2 Bridge in Kien Giang Provine. — VNS File Photo
KIEN GIANG (VNS) — A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of the Kenh Xang 2 Bridge was held last Saturday in U Minh Thuong District in the Cuu Long (Mekong Delta) province of Kien Giang.
Expected to be completed in October, the bridge will bring better traffic conditions to more than 1,200 local people in An Minh Bac Commune. It will replace an old bridge built in 1993, which is now in poor condition and unsafe for transportation.
The province received total capital of nearly VND290 million (US$13,800) to build the bridge. Of that, VND37 million ($1,800) came from locally raised funds, and VND250 million ($12,000) from Bayer Viet Nam Ltd.
General director of Bayer Viet Nam Ltd, David Champion, said that the donations for the new bridge would support the need for the safe mobility of local people, with the hope that they could have more opportunities to have a better life. — VNS