As a mountainous locality which is home to many rivers and streams, Song Ma district, Son La province has several suspension bridges that local residents use daily. However, after years of use, many bridges have become dilapidated.



At present, there are six bridges spanning over the Ma River and 93 bridges across streams. Of the 93 bridges over streams, 80 bridges are in bad condition.

Annual maintenance is carried out. However, as many bridges have been built for a long time, they are no longer safe. The cost to fix these bridges is huge.

The upgrade and repair of suspension bridges is very important, helping ensure safety for local residents and meeting their increasing demand for transportation in the mountainous region.-VNA