Key Mekong Delta bridge set to open May 19

(VOVWORLD) - A long-awaited bridge over the Hau River in the Mekong Delta will open to traffic on Sunday. 

Key Mekong Delta bridge set to open May 19 - ảnh 1

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The Vam Cong Bridge between Dong Thap province and Can Tho city opens after six years of construction and will replace the ferry across the river. The 270 million USD cable-stayed bridge was built by South Korea’s GS E&C with 200 million USD from South Korea’s official development assistance. Designed for a maximum speed of 80km/h, it will provide a convenient link between the Mekong Delta and the rest of the nation and will especially benefit farmers in the region as their products will be able to reach markets in HCMC much faster, according to Vo Thanh Thong, Chairman of Can Tho city.