On October 3rd, 2015 in Tan Trung commune, Mo Cay Nam district, Ben Tre Province, Tan Hau Bridge was put into operation after 4 months of construction. The bridge is to be made of reinforced concrete, dimension 25 meters long x 2.5 meters wide. This is Build-A-Bridge’s first project in Ben Tre Province and the fifth in Mekong Delta area.
Recent years, locals, especially students in the adjacent area of 3 communes Tan Trung, Ngai Dang, An Dinh used the severely degraded bridge as the only means of transportation. A student shared her walking-to-school road experience: “It takes me 15 minutes to go to school via bridge. However, I am afraid of falling off the river, so I have to go another road which takes me 45 minutes”. This is not only the students’worry but the locals also.
Being in harmony with that difficulty as well as realizing the importance of building bridges to local’s development, Nam Phuong Foundation conducted research, surveyed geographical position with technical problems to build Tan hau Bridge.Tan Hau Bridge was ground-breaking in June 2015 with total budget of 250 VND million whereas 70% came from Ms. Phan Thi Binh, a retired official from Hanoi. When it is put into operation, Tau Hau Bridge will definitely be a remarkable change in people’s lives here.
As of now, ‘Build-a-Bridge’ by Nam Phuong Foundation has completed and put into use 5 bridges, including Loi Trinh, Mot Thuoc, Sinh Chanh 1, Sinh Chanh 2 in Tien Giang Province and Tan Hau in Ben Tre Province. To continue our streak, we deliver Tau Hau Bridge with the hope that it will transform the life and improve living condition for these rural areas. Research for viable locations will be conducted extensively in other parts of Long An, Tien Giang with the budget of 3 billion VND by the end of this year.