Construction begins on bridge on key border road

Monday, 2015-08-31 17:35:36
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NDO/ VNA – Construction began on August 31 on the Tan An bridge on a key transport route connecting the southern province of An Giang’s Tan Chau town and Cambodia’s Phnom Penh via the Vinh Xuong international border gate.

The initiative is being implemented in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).

The bridge, 612 metres in length and 12 metres wide, spans the Sang channel, linking the Long An and Tan An communes in Tan Chau town.

It has a total investment of VND572 billion (US$26 million) and is scheduled to be completed in late 2017.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vo Anh Kiet underscored that the bridge would help shorten the time required both by road and by water from the province to Cambodia, contributing to boosting local exports and economic development.