In just two decades, with thousands of billions of investment capital, in the west, there were many important Mekong bridges built and completed, not only to help people get rid of difficult movements but also contributepromoting socio-economy in the Southwest provinces.
My Thuan Bridge.
Firstly, in 2000, people inaugurated My Thuan Bridge to cross the Tien River. Therefore, it’s connecting the two provinces of Tien Giang and Vinh Long.This is the first cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam.
My Thuan Bridge
Rach Mieu Bridge.
Secondly, located on Highway 60. It crosses to the Tien River, connecting My Tho City (Tien Giang) with Ben Tre Province, Rach Mieu Bridge. People inaugurated in 2009. It is a lever for the development of coconut land.This is a typical project that Vietnamese invested, designed and constructed by themselves.
Rach Mieu Bridge
Ham Luong Bridge – Mekong Bridges
Ham Luong Bridge
Thirdly, started in 2006 and completed in 2010, Ham Luong Bridge connects Ben Tre City (Cu Lao Bao) with Mo Cay Bac District (Cu Lao Minh). With an investment of nearly VND 800 billion.From here, along the highway 60, the road connecting the provinces of Ben Tre, Tra Vinh and Soc Trang to Ho Chi Minh City will be nearly 80 km shorter, compared to National Highway 1A.
Can Tho Bridge – Mekong Bridges
Fourthly, in 2010, Can Tho Bridge crossed the Hau River, connecting Can Tho City and Vinh Long. People completed after 6 years of construction, is the cable-stayed bridge with the longest main span in Southeast Asia.
Can Tho Bridge
Co Chien Bridge – Mekong Bridges
Fifthly, people inaugurate Co Chien Bridge in 2015, connecting 2 provinces of Ben Tre – Tra Vinh. This is one of the 4 big bridges on Highway 60. Subsequently, the project helps to shorten the 70 km journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Tra Vinh and Soc Trang.
Co Chien Bridge
Vam Cong Bridge – Mekong Bridges
Next, starting in September 2013, Vam Cong is the second bridge behind Can Tho Bridge, which is crossed Hau river connecting Lap Vo district, Dong Thap province and Thot Not district, Can Tho city.
Vam Cong Bridge
Along with the works of the project connecting other central Mekong Delta area, people expected Vam Cong Bridge to be inaugurated in 2018, helping to form an open and transparent road traffic system to create favorable conditions fortrade goods among the Southwest provinces with the Southern key economic region.
Cao Lanh Bridge – Mekong Bridges
To sum up, it is connecting Cao Lanh city with Lap Vo district, Dong Thap province. People opened on May 27, 2018. Moreover, Cao Lanh bridge is the second bridge that crossed the Tien river after My Thuan bridge and about 35 km upstream from the bridge.Then, the project has a total investment of more than 3,000 billion VND.