Vietnam Approves US$87 Million Bridge Connecting Mekong Provinces

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Sept. 23 – Vietnam's Transport Ministry has approved a VND1.49 trillion (US$87.6 million) bridge project that will connect the Mekong Delta provinces of Tien Giang and Long An.

The 1,390 meter My Loi bridge will span over the Soai Rap river and will be built on the National Highway route.

Construction is set to begin in 2009 and finish within 30 months. Once completed, it will allow ships of up to 10,000 tonnes to enter the Soai Rap river.