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VND3.2t bridge to be built in Mekong Delta

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – A new bridge over the Co Chien River will be built to connect Ben Tre and Vinh Long provinces in the Mekong Delta, at an estimated cost of over VND3.2 trillion.

The authorities of the two provinces yesterday, September 14, finalized a plan to develop the Dinh Khao Bridge project after taking into account feedback from consultants, the local media reported.

With a total length of over 11 kilometers, the bridge will start from the National Highway 53 section passing through Vinh Long’s Long Ho District and end at the National Highway 57 section in Ben Tre.

The four-lane bridge will also be some 6.6 kilometers downstream of the Dinh Khao ferry terminal.

Some 50% of the project’s investment will be backed by the State budget, while the remainder will come from the private sector and reciprocal capital of the two provinces. Work on the project is expected to begin this year and be completed in 2026.

Vinh Long and Ben Tre, in coordination with the consulting units, will proceed with further investment steps to report them to the higher authorities.

Co Chien River, which is over 80 kilometers long, is a tributary of the Tien River and links the provinces of Vinh Long, Ben Tre and Tra Vinh in the delta. The Dinh Khao Bridge project, once completed, will shorten the time needed to travel between Ben Tre and Vinh Long, as well as help ease traffic congestion in the area.

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