Vam Cong Bridge to open to traffic this month

14-May-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The Ministry of Transport plans to open to traffic the Vam Cong bridge and road project, as part of the traffic connection project in the centre of the Mekong Delta, on May 19 after six years of construction.

Work on the Vam Cong bridge project started in 2013, encountering various bottlenecks and unfavourable conditions during the process, the ministry said.

The ministry said in a press release that the project has been completed, adding that the domestic and international appraising and consulting units assessed that Vam Cong Bridge had met quality requirements to open to traffic.

In addition, the State Appraisement Council concluded that the project was ready for traffic.

The Ministry of Transport had reported on a plan to inaugurate the cable-stayed bridge on May 19 to the prime minister.

When in place, the Vam Cong Bridge and approach roads, together with Cao Lanh Bridge and the road linking Cao Lanh and Vam Cong Bridge, are expected to advance the traffic network in the Mekong Delta region, according to the ministry.

Expected to play a key role in traffic circulation in the region, the Vam Cong Bridge stretches over 2.9 kilometers, linking Lap Vo District in Dong Thap Province and Thot Not District in Can Tho City. The $271 million bridge was funded by South Korea’s official development assistance loans and Vietnam’s reciprocal capital.

The six-lane bridge is set to allow for a maximum speed of 80 kilometers an hour.


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