|Former President Trương Tấn Sang and representatives of enterprises present gifts to the poor in Kiến Tường Town on the occasion of the opening of a new bridge. — Photo courtesy of Nông Thôn Việt magazine|Viet Nam News
LONG AN — Seventeen bridges were officially open to traffic in the southern provice of Long An’s Mộc Hóa District and Kiến Tường Town on Tuesday under the presence of former President Trương Tấn Sang.
Mộc Hóa District and Kiến Tường Town are on the Cambodian border.
The bridges cost more than VNĐ18.09 billion (nearly US$778,000), of which nearly VNĐ14.7 billion was funded by enterprises.
Trường Hải Auto Corporation (THACO), Đồng Tâm Group, Minh Hưng Group and Hải Sơn Co Ltd funded a total of VNĐ10.45 billion to build 10 bridges in Mộc Hóa District.
In addition, seven new bridges built in Kiến Tường Town were funded by THACO, Rạng Đông Plastic JSC and Viettel Group.
On the occasion, Minh Hưng Group and Rạng Đông Plastic JSC donated a total of 200 gifts worth VNĐ60 million to poor households in Kiến Tường Town.
The Rural Bridges Programme, launched two years ago, is operated by the Nông Thôn Việt magazine in collaboration with donors. — VNS