Thanh Long Joint Stock Company will become the first local firm to supply large-sized steel structures for a cable suspension bridge project in Vietnam since the work had been procured mainly by Chinese and Japanese producers.

It secured a deal with the Republic of Korea’s joint venture of Hanshin Engineering & Construction and GS Group in Ho Chi Minh City on January 9 to be supported in technology and consultation in producing large-sized steel structures contracted.

The company will manufacture structures requiring about 7,000 tonnes of steel in total for Vam Cong cable suspension bridge, one of the four biggest and most modern in Vietnam.

The 2.97km-long Vam Cong bridge, is estimated to cost 271 million USD, contributed by the RoK’s ODA and Vietnamese corresponding capital.

Spanning the Hau River, it will connect Dong Thap province with Can Tho city, establishing a link between the western area and the central Mekong Delta, thus lessening traffic load on National Road 1A.-VNA