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Eleven bridges in southern Vietnam to have higher vertical clearance

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Work has begun on a project aimed at raising the vertical clearance of 11 bridges in southern Vietnam, with a total investment of VND2,155 billion.

Nine of the 11 bridges will be newly constructed, one will be renovated, and one will be dismantled as part of a larger project to increase the clearance of road bridges along national inland waterway routes in the southern region.

The project, just launched by the Ministry of Transport, consists of two construction and installation packages. The first package includes the construction of bridges in Moc Hoa, Sa Dec, Hong Ngu, and Mo Cay, as well as the upgrading of Giong Gang bridge and the removal of Mang Thit bridge, all in the Mekong Delta.

The second package is currently in the process of selecting contractors and will get off the ground this month. It involves the construction of Dong Thuan, Dong Binh, O Mon, Thoi Lai, and Vam Xang-Thi Doi bridges.

The primary objective of this project is to enhance transportation infrastructure in the Mekong Delta region, making it more suitable for waterway transportation along the entire route. This development will be particularly beneficial for travel between the Mekong Delta region and HCMC, as well as the southeastern seaports.

To ensure efficient waterway transportation, the vertical clearance of these bridges needs to be increased to accommodate vessels carrying three or four layers of containers.

The Ministry of Transport is committed to expediting the progress of these projects so that all 11 bridges can be put into service by 2025, concurrently with the completion of the Cho Gao canal expansion project.

In addition to this initiative, the Mekong Delta, eastern, and southwestern regions are actively working on three major inland waterway projects, including the expansion of the Cho Gao canal, and the development of the southern logistics corridor.

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