|Former President Trương Tấn Sang, leaders of Long An Province and donors inaugurate a bridge in Vĩnh Hưng District on June 26. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Nông Thôn Việt magazine’s Rural Bridges Programme yesterday inaugurated 11 bridges it built in Thạnh Hưng District, Long An Province.
The bridges, measuring 24-48m in length and 2.8-4.5m in width, cost VNĐ12.55 billion (US$548,340).
Ten of them costing VNĐ8.84 billion were funded by Trường Hải Auto Corporation (THACO) and Đồng Tâm Group, and the other by Novaland Group.
On the occasion, Đồng Tâm Group and THACO each donated 100 gifts worth VNĐ50 million and Novaland Group donated 50 gifts worth VNĐ25 million to poor households in the district.
Vĩnh Hưng District on the Cambodian border is often affected by flooding, but due to a lack of bridges locals encounter difficulties travelling.
On the same day the Long An People’s Committee and the organisers of the programme broke ground for a bridge leading to the relics of the Territorial Committee and Southern Resistance Administrative Committee in Tân Thạnh District.
It will cost around VNĐ4 billion of which VNĐ3 billion will be donated by the Five Star International Group.
Since launching the programme two years ago Nông Thôn Việt magazine has mobilised 14 sponsors who have promised nearly VNĐ82 billion for building 85 bridges in Long An and other provinces.
So far 70 bridges have been opened to traffic. — VNS