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New bridge links An Giang province and Cambodia

Update: February, 01/2019 - 08:00
Tân An bridge links the Mekong Delta province of An Giang with Cambodia. — Photo tuoitre.vn
Viet Nam News

AN GIANG — Tân An Bridge that helps connect the Mekong Delta province of An Giang with Cambodia was inaugurated on Wednesday.

The bridge, spanning the Xang Canal, is 612m long and 12m wide with a load carrying capacity of 33 tonnes.

The facility, with VNĐ572 billion (over US$24.6 million) of investment sourced from the central and local budget, links the Long An and Tân An communes of Tân Châu Town, thereby connecting provincial Road 952 with the Vĩnh Xương International Border Gate and Cambodia.

Chairman of the An Giang People’s Committee Vương Bình Thạnh said Tân An Bridge will replace Tân An ferry. He described it as a historic milestone for his province as it helps form an artery linking Tân Châu Town with the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh through Vĩnh Xương International Border Gate.

Thạnh voiced his hope that the bridge will facilitate travel and transportation of goods across the border, thus opening up new economic development opportunities. — VNS

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