The 2,970m-long structure spanning the Tien river connecting Dong Thap Province and Can Tho City was kicked off in September, 2013. It has four lanes for motorized vehicles and two others for non-motorized ones, allowing for a maximum speed of 80 kilometers an hour.
The bridge has a total investment capital of VND 5,700 billion (US$271 million) funded by South Korea’s official development assistance (ODA) loans and Vietnam’s reciprocal capital.
Vam Cong is one of the two biggest bridges, including Cao Lanh Bridge, in the Mekong Delta region. Installation of the final pieces of the Cao Lanh Bridge connecting Cao Lanh City and Lap Vo District in Dong Thap province was completed on September 1.
The two bridges are scheduled to be opened by the end of 2017.
Cao Lanh Bridge