New Mekong Delta bridge improves transportation, facilitates commerce

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020 16:00

Khang Phuc Bridge over Canal 28 in Hau Thanh Commune in Tien Giang Province'ss Cai Be District.

A large number of residents in Hau Thanh Commune are set to greatly benefit from a cable-stayed bridge that opened to traffic on Jan 11 in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang Province.

More than 400 people, old and young, including school students, in Hau Thanh Commune were very happy to see the inauguration of the Khang Phuc Bridge over Canal 28 in Cai Be District.

They no longer have to cross the river on ferry boats, which are quite risky during the flooding season.

Local children pose for a photo on the new bridge that opened to traffic last weekend.

The 87m long and 2.5m wide bridge has a capacity of one tonne and is expected to serve more than 400 people daily.

It cost VND3.2 billion (US$138,244) and took five months to build, with the main sponsor, Masan Consumer Corporation (MSC), and the Nam Phuong Foundation contributing 71 per cent of the cost and the local government the rest.

The bridge also helps link Hau Thanh with other communes like My Hoi and Hoa Khanh in Cai Be District.

The largest cable-stayed bridge that Masan has ever funded is not only set to make transport more convenient in the area but also promote trade and commerce.

Masan Consumer Corporation gave gifts to school children in Hau Thanh Commune for the 2020 Lunar New Year.

Khang Phuc is the fourth bridge in Cai Be District and the sixth in all that Masan Consumer Corporation has co-operated with the Nam Phuong Foundation to fund.

Speaking at the bridge inauguration, a Masan spokesperson said, “As a leading consumer goods company in Viet Nam, we always try our best to deliver the best quality products, especially appropriate for Vietnamese consumers needs.

“Everything we do is with the end in mind – to uplift the material and spiritual lives of 100 million Vietnamese consumers.”

Building a simple bridge can make an enormous difference to communities, he said.

Masan Consumer Corporation gave gifts to disadvantaged people in Hau Thanh Commune.

Not only would young children not be forced to face danger on a daily basis, but also a bridge helps improve the local socio-economic situation andtransforma community, he added.

To help them celebrate the 2020 Lunar New Year, Masan Consumer Corporation gave gifts to 30 school students and 70 disadvantaged people in Hau Thanh.

Masan Consumer Corporation, a subsidiary of Masan Group Corporation, is one of Viet Nams largest branded food and beverage companies with market leadership in major consumer categories such as seasoning, convenience foods and beverages.

Since starting operations in 2000, its portfolio has included brands such as Chin-Su, Omachi, Kokomi, Nam Ngu, Tam Thai Tu, Vinacafe, Wake-Up Saigon, Wake-Up 247, and Vinh Hao. — VNS

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