|A bridge funded by Sacombank in Vĩnh Hưng District, Long An Province, inaugurated on April 15. — Photo courtesy of the magazine|
LONG AN — Seventeen bridges were inaugurated in the southern province of Long An on April 15 as part of the Rural Bridge Programme funded by enterprises following an appeal by former President Trương Tấn Sang and Nông Thôn Việt magazine.
Nine bridges in Tân Hưng District were built with funding worth VNĐ9 billion (US$389,930) provided by Đỗ Thị Kim Liên, chairwoman of the Green Vietnam Fund.
They facilitate transport of goods and ensure safety, especially of school-going children.
Saigon Thương Tín Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Sacombank) provided VNĐ5 billion ($216,292) to build six bridges in Vĩnh Hưng District.
Nutifood donated VNĐ1.6 billion ($69,213) to build two more bridges in the district.
These eight bridges along a road between Vĩnh Bình and Vĩnh Thuận communes will replace old ones that were severely degraded.
Over the last four years, the Rural Bridge Programme - Nông Thôn Việt magazine has carried out more than 300 bridge and sewer projects in Long An, Đồng Tháp and An Giang provinces at a cost of more than VNĐ300 billion ($12.9 million). — VNS
A bridge funded by Sacombank in Vĩnh Hưng District, Long An Province, inaugurated on April 15. — Photo courtesy of the magazine