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Rural residents contribute assistance to bridge construction

From 2018 till now, Chau Thanh district in the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang had built 40 zero-cost bridges.

Rural residents contribute assistance to bridge construction

The bridges serve inhabitants’ travelling demand and transportation of commodities in disadvantaged districts.
Benefactors paid for materials to build the bridges and locals built the bridge without the wage while local administrations operated the contruction, hence, the cost of each bridge was reportedly half of others.
More than 100 local inhabitants and members of army forces joined hand to build a bridge within 15 to 30 days.
Rural residents contribute assistance to bridge construction ảnh 1 Police officers, residents and local forces  join hand in building a bridge (Photo: SGGP)
Rural residents contribute assistance to bridge construction ảnh 2
Rural residents contribute assistance to bridge construction ảnh 3 Police officers, residents and local forces  join hand in building a bridge (Photo: SGGP)
Rural residents contribute assistance to bridge construction ảnh 4 Police officers, residents and local forces  join hand in building a bridge (Photo: SGGP)
For instance, Tra Canh bridge in Thuan Hoa Commune with the length of 60 meters and width of meters cost VND400 million ($17,194) instead VND2 billion like other bridges.
Additionally, residents around the bridge cooked meals for those who joined in building the bridge.

BY TUAN QUANG - Translated by DAN THUY

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