At the groundbreaking ceremony (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - Real estate developer Novaland is working with the People’s Committee of Hong Ngu district in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap to build seven new bridges.

The bridges, valued at a combined capital of 15 billion VND (657,000 USD), are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.

The flooding season in Hong Ngu district, which has an interlacing river and canal system, causes many difficulties for local residents, especially students going to and from school.

The cooperation between Novaland and local authorities is part of a larger programme to replace poor-quality bridges and upgrade local transport infrastructure.

In its 25 years of operation, Novaland has organised many programmes to support the community. Their programmes cover many fields, including health care, social welfare and education.

In recent years, Novaland has poured hundreds of billions of VND to support poor areas, including building cultural centres and kindergartens in districts and houses for families who contributed to the country’s revolution.

The group has also given scholarships to students living in difficulties.

Novaland has developed many apartment building projects, mostly in HCM City.-VNA