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Bridge helps connect An Giang province with Cambodia

Tan An Bridge that helps connect the Mekong Delta province of An Giang with Cambodia was inaugurated on January 30.

The bridge, spanning across Xang Canal, is 612m long and 12m wide with a load carrying capacity of 33 tonnes.

The facility, invested in with 572 billion VND (over 24.6 million USD) through the central and local budget, links the Long An and Tan An communes of Tan Chau town, thereby connecting Provincial Road 952 with the Vinh Xuong International Border Gate and Cambodia.

Chairman of the An Giang People’s Committee Vuong Binh Thanh said Tan An Bridge will replace Tan An ferry. He described it as a historic milestone for his province as it helps form an artery linking Tan Chau town with the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh through Vinh Xuong International Border Gate.

Thanh voiced his hope that the bridge will facilitate public travel and goods transportation across the border, thus opening up new economic development opportunities.