Bridge changes lives in the Mekong Delta region
On the morning of May 11, 2021, the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Thanh Nien - Handong Bridge, replacing the deteriorating September 2 canal bridge (Binh Thanh hamlet, Binh Thanh Trung commune, Lap Vo district, Dong Thap province) The event was held in the joy and excitement of the local government and especially local residents and students.
The new bridge was built solidly with a total cost of more than 528 million, sponsored by Handong Engineering & Construction JSC (Handong E&C) in association with Thanh Nien Newspaper Trade Union and Truong Thang Co., Ltd., with a length of 28 m, 4.4 m wide, construction time 2 months.
Mr. Le Van Hop, Chairman of Binh Thanh Trung Commune People's Committee, said: “Binh Thanh Trung Commune is one of the remote areas in Lap Vo District, with a cramped river system, difficult road traffic due to lack of solid bridges connecting. The whole commune has about 4,860 households with more than 21,000 people. People mainly make a living from agricultural production, so their lives are hard. The bridge connects the route to DT.825B, so the traffic of people, cars and goods is very crowded. The bridge built in 2005 up to now has deteriorated and there is always a potential for traffic accident. Thanks to donors, the newly built, spacious and solid bridge Thanh Nien - Handong will create favorable conditions for students, people and goods to be circulated more quickly and safely.”
Journalist Nguyen Trong Phuoc, Secretary of the Press, Vice Chairman of Thanh Nien Newspaper Trade Union emphasized the meaning and fate of being able to cooperate with Handong E&C in this event. And look forward to collaborating with Handong E&C in the future, bringing joy to Vietnamese community.
Mr. Park Jinho, General Director of Handong E&C, said: “Handong E&C is honored to accompany this event as the main sponsor. We are General Contractor established in 2011, specializing in all construction sectors such as factories, hotels, hospitals, apartments, townhouses, low-income housing and schools. Study in more than 10 cities of Vietnam, Cambodia and Korea. We not only work in our field, but also contribute to helping the community have a better life. We have been helping people in difficult circumstances, taking advantage of our strengths to build solid facilities for the community and wings of dreams for the young generation: cooking for charity, companionship Together with children with autism, support learning tools so that children in flooded areas can safely go to school…. This is the first time we have participated in building bridges for specific local people in BTT commune through the introduction of Thanh Nien newspaper. We believe that the project will be completed on schedule (within 2 months from the commencement date), ensuring quality as required and especially bringing long-term benefits to local people living by agricultural production, especially this Covid-19 period. Once again, we would like to thank the local authorities, Truong Thang company, Thanh Nien Newspaper Community for this cooperation, the Vietnamese idiom says: "Một cây làm chẳng nên non, ba cây chụm lại nên hòn núi cao" yes, together we can change the life for the better.