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An Giang breaks ground on Chau Doc bridge

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The An Giang government today, March 28, broke ground on the Chau Doc bridge project linking Chau Doc City and Tan Chau Town, with a total investment of over VND534 billion.

The construction of the 667-meter-long bridge across the Hau River plus a 3.5-kilometer approach road is part of a 21-kilometer route to improve regional connectivity in the Mekong Delta region. The route, with a total cost of over VND2.1 trillion, will be executed in the 2021-2024 period, helping connect An Giang Province with Kien Giang and Dong Thap provinces.

The bridge project, whose investor is the provincial management board of traffic and agricultural construction and investment projects, will take 33 months to develop.

The Chau Doc bridge will connect with National Highway N1, which links the Mekong Delta provinces along the southwest border and shortens the distance from Kien Giang and An Giang to HCMC and the southeast region, thus fueling An Giang Province’s socio-economic growth.

When in place, the bridge will make it easier for tourists to travel to places of interest in the province, the local media reported.

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