On March 23, Hau Giang Red Cross Chapter held a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of two Ba Tin rural bridges (Kinh Cung town) and Lung Sen bridge (Phuong Binh commune), Phung Hiep district with a total initial budget of VND 380 million.
Ba Tinh Bridge is located on the traffic axis of Hoa Binh and Hoa Long B hamlets (Kinh Cung town). The bridge has a length of 15m and a width of 3m with a construction cost of VND 140 million (in which Ho Chi Minh City Charity Association mobilizes family and friends Le Trong Hieu to sponsor VND 90 million, People's Committee of Phung Hiep district contributes VND 50 million).
Mr. Le Van Tam, a resident of Hoa Long B village, said: “This bridge was built meeting the desire of the people here, especially those who work in agriculture, because this is the main canal to lead water. In the field, transporting agricultural products and machinery for production, traders can go to the field to buy rice, farmers also get higher prices ”.
On the same day, the provincial Red Cross Chapter started construction of Lung Sen bridge with a length of over 20m and a width of 3m. Total cost of implementation is 240 million VND (Minh Tam Charity Fund sponsors 90 million VND, Lung Ngoc Hoang Conservation Area supports 70 million VND, District budget is 50 million VND and old budget collection budget is 30 million VND).
At present, Lung Sen Bridge has been severely degraded, the pillars and beams on the bridge have many rusted places, the bridge surface has been repaired by people many times, the narrow bridge path has caused difficulties for means of transport, many accidents have been life-threatening for people.
Having the opportunity to go over the bridge, see the dangers and difficulties faced by people, Minh Tam Charity Association and Hau Giang Provincial Red Cross decided to mobilize resources to build Lung Sen Bridge making it safe for people.
This is one of the works contributing to building a new countryside and responding to the "Humanitarian Month" in 2019 launched by the Vietnam Red Cross.
Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa