PM approves construction of Rach Mieu 2 Bridge in Mekong Delta
10:53 | 07/11/2020

VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the construction of Rach Mieu 2 Bridge project connecting the two Mekong Delta provinces of Tien Giang and Ben Tre.

With two lanes, the current Rach Mieu Bridge is often overloaded during holidays

The construction of Rach Mieu 2 Bridge is extremely essential as the current Rach Mieu Bridge is severely overloaded.

The overloading has caused difficulties in circulation and transportation in the Mekong Delta region, especially during holidays.

The cable-stayed bridge is designed with four lanes and will have a total length 17.5 kilometers and be 17.5 meters in width.

The project, worth VND5.1 trillion (US$221 million), is expected to start construction in 2021 and be completed by 2025. 

Located at the gateways of My Tho and Ben Tre cities, the existing Rach Mieu Bridge has only two lanes, causing regular traffic jams due to the high volume of vehicles and failing to meet the socioeconomic development needs of the regional provinces.

By Thuy Dung

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