The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCM CYU)’s chapter in the northern province of Thai Nguyen is constructing 10 bridges in rural areas of the locality.

The event is part of activities to celebrate the 84th founding anniversary of the HCM CYU and to respond to the new-style rural area building movement of the local youth.

Work commenced on the first bridge in Binh Thanh commune, Dinh Hoa district, which will be 18 metres in length and 4 metres in width.

The project, with a total investment of around 1.5 billion VND, is scheduled to become operational in October 2015.

The province’s HCM CYU has presented 20 scholarships and 100 notebooks to poor students studying in primary and junior high schools in Binh Thanh commune.

Thai Nguyen is one of the few mountainous localities benefiting from the Government’s rural bridge building programme, which the Central Committee of HCM CYU was assigned to implement.

Under the programme, Thai Nguyen’s HCM CYU will work with local authorities to construct 10 bridges in Dinh Hoa, Dong Hy, Phu Luong and Phu Binh districts.

Six of the 10 are expected to be completed in 2015 and the remaining four will be erected in 2016.-VNA