The First Philanthropy By Students Worldwide For VietNam

On January 31st, 2016 in Thu Thua Ward, Long An Province, TĐ 7-15 Bridge is officially put into operation. It is made of reinforced concrete, dimension 30.6 meters long and 2.5 meters wide with the total budget of 500 million VND. This is the Foundation's second project in Long An, and the 8th in Mekong Delta.

For many years, TĐ 17-5 area have played an important role in transportation of Cau Lon and Ba Mia. More than 250 families in My Lac still used TĐ 17-5 as the only means of transportation. However, their lifes are put into high risks at anytime. “Lots of people have fallen in but luckily no one has really been seriously hurt. Whenever there is a splash sound, neighbours rush to fish out people and motorcycles all the time." – A local shared their familiar story.

Being sympathizing with that condition, Nam Phuong Foundation and KIDO donated the remained budget to construct TĐ 7-15 Bridge. Nam Phuong Foundation has conducted extensive research and survey before making the final decision. The bridge is to be made of reinforced concrete, dimension 30 meters long x 3.2 meters wide, with a total budget of VND 500 million, whereas 30% came from locals and 70% came from KIDO Group. When it is put into operation, TD 15-7 Bridge will be a remarkable change in people’s lives here. Not only would it facilitate traffic to and from Thu Thua and Long an in general, but the way to school for local children there would be much safer as the new semester is about to begin.

Up to this point, the Build a Bridge project  of Nam Phuong Foundation have completed 7 welfare bridges, which are: Loi Trinh Bridge, Mot Thuoc Bridge, Sinh Chanh Bridge, Ngoc Hoang Bridge - Tien Giang Province, Tan Hau Bridge – Ben Tre Province, Kenh Thuy Tan – Long An Province and TĐ 7-15 in Long An. These bridges are expected to make remarkable change in the region and local’s life.