The central province of Thua Thien-Hue on March 11 handed over a bridge it built for the Lao southern province of Sekong , Laos .

Construction of the steel-reinforced concrete bridge started on April 6, 2012 with total investment of over 7 billion VND (350,000 USD) funded by Vietnam ’s non-refundable aid. The bridge is expected to help facilitate tourism and trading activities not only in Sekong but also in Vietnam ’s area bordering Laos , contributing to building a border line of peace, stability and cooperation.

It also contributes to strengthening the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation relation between Laos and Vietnam.-VNA