Germany’s Schmitz Stiffung Foundation has agreed to fund 6.5 billion VND (305,500 USD) for the construction of five bridges and four schools in the southern province of Soc Trang.

A 27-metre bridge has just been completed in My Phuoc commune, My Tu district, benefiting 300 residents living in the area. The bridge cost 420 million VND to build, to which Schmitz Stiffung Foundation provided 230 million VND.

Work on the construction of another bridge began in late September in My Tu commune, My Tu district. The 18-metre reinforced concrete bridge has an investment of 400 million VND (18,800 USD), with 250 million VND coming from the German foundation.

Three schools and two bridges funded by the foundation are expected to be put into operation this month, while the remaining facilities are scheduled to be completed in December.-VNA