HCMC – The transport authority of Long An Province has proposed rebuilding 173 deteriorating small bridges across the Mekong Delta province, with a total investment of over VND3.2 trillion.
The plan is aimed at meeting the rising demand for transporting goods and commuting among businesses and local residents, as well as contributing to the local socio-economic growth, reported 1thegioi news site.
The provincial Department of Transport said the road system in the northern, western, and border areas in the province includes narrow red gravel roads that measure 3.5-5 meters in width and have a total length of over 146 kilometers. Most of the bridges along these roads also have a load capacity of eight tons each.
These aging bridges with a load capacity of 8-13 tons each are a major hindrance to trading activities and industrial development, forcing the shelving of plans to develop industrial parks in those areas, said Dang Hoang Tuan, director of the provincial Transport Department.
The bridge upgrade will help increase the goods transport capacity in the province as well as in the region, the transport official said.