The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has inaugurated 10 bridges on interprovincial Road 883, worth a total of 763 billion VND (36.3 million USD)

Each of the bridges is nine metres wide and able to allow vehicles to travel at a speed of 60 km per hour.

Their construction was started in March 2012, and completed 17 months ahead of schedule.

At the inauguration ceremony on October 19 in the province’s Binh Dai district, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh spoke highly of the bridges’ importance to the socio-economic development as well as security and defence.

Road 883 connects National Highway 60 through Binh Dai to the sea. In the past, old bridges could support vehicles with a tonage of only 8 tonnes, hindering the traffic on this route.-VNA