The final segments of Vam Cong bridge in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap were connected on September 29.
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Dong Thap (VNA) – The final segments of Vam Cong bridge in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap were connected on September 29.

The 2.9 kilometre bridge is the longest bridge in the Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity project. It is the second bridge spanning the Hau River, connecting Lap Vo district of Dong Thap province and Thot Not district of Can Tho city.

Built by the Cuu Long Corporation for Investment, Development and Project Management of Infrastructure (Cuu Long CIPM), it is a 24.5 metre wide cable-stayed bridge which sits 37.5 metres above the Hau River’s surface.

With an investment of over 7.3 trillion VND (321.2 million USD) sourced from official development assistance of the Republic of Korea and Vietnam’s corresponding capital, the bridge is designed to have four lanes for motorised vehices and two others for non-motorised ones. It allows maximum speed of 80 kilometres per hour.

Upon completion, the bridge will make significant contributions to improving road traffic network, boosting social and economic development and consolidating defence and security in the Mekong Delta region and key economic zones in the southern region.

Together with Cao Lanh bridge and Lo Te-Rach Soi project, Vam Cong bridge will shorten travelling time to Ho Chi Minh City to meet increasing transport demand and ease congestion on national road No.1-VNA