Mekong Delta: Work on major bridges halfway done hinh anh 1The construction of Vam Cong ​Bridge (Photo:

Dong Thap (VNA)
– The construction of Cao Lanh and Vam Cong bridges in the Mekong Delta provinces of Dong Thap and Can Tho have completed more than 60 percent of the total workload.

The Cao Lanh Bridge spanning Tien River in Dong Thap province and the Vam Cong Bridge spanning Hau River to connect Can Tho city with Dong Thap are local major transport infrastructure projects, which will be open to traffic in early September next year.

Cao Lanh is 2 kilometres in length, while Vam Cong is longer, at almost 3 kilometres. Both bridges are capable of accommodating four lanes of mechanised vehicles and two lanes of rudimentary vehicles. Once the bridges become operational, traffic will be allowed to travel at a designed speed of 80 kilometres per hour.

The Cao Lanh Bridge is being built at a total cost of 145 million USD, partly sourced from the Australian Government’s non-refundable fund and through a loan from the Asian Development Bank.

The construction of the Vam Cong Bridge, meanwhile, will cost more than 270 million USD, mainly covered by the Republic of Korea’s official development assistance.-VNA