The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Transport, leaders and former leaders of 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta and local residents.
Breaking ground in September 2013, the 2.97-kilometer-long cable stayed bridge links up Thot Not district in Can Tho and Lap Vo district in Dong Thap province.
The bridge has six lanes with the permissible speed of 80 kilometers an hour. Total investment capital of the project is VND5,687 billion (US$243.61 million) from Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds of South Korea and the Vietnamese Government’s counterpart capital.
Stating at the ceremony, Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The said that the Vam Cong bridge plays a significantly important role in connecting traffic infrastructure in the Mekong Delta, facilitates travel of local residents as well as cargo transport.
The bridge is part of the traffic route across Dong Thap Muoi area connecting with HCMC through Long An, Dong Thap and Kien Giang province to create a link in Ho Chi Minh Highway, contribute in investment attraction and bring development motive power for the Mekong Delta.
Some images of the inauguration ceremony of Vam Cong bridge:
Delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate Vam Cong bridge (Photo: SGGP)
Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The delivers a speech at the ceremony (Photo: SGGP)