Slothful bridge work clogs up Highway 1A

Work to renovate nine bridges along Highway 1A (Can Tho - Ca Mau section) is running behind schedule, causing traffic pileups during rush hour, holding up office- and school-goers.

Construction begins on the Ben Luc Bridge over the Vam Co Dong River in An Giang Province.(Photo: VNA)
The worst affected are at the Dau Sau and Cai Rang bridges in Can Tho City and Nang Mau and Phung Hiep bridges in Hau Giang Province.

On September 7 hundreds of vehicles queued up to cross a temporary bridge beside the Dau Sau Bridge.

The work, being undertaken by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), is behind schedule because the corporation has failed to provide funds.

The project, begun in March 2007 and expected to be finished in October 2010, has seen only 40 percent completed so far.


By Nh.Chinh- Translated by T.Huong

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