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4,000 bridges for ethnic minority areas

Released at: 14:49, 06/01/2016

4,000 bridges for ethnic minority areas

Phase 2 of $337 million construction program to get underway.

by Le Diem

From now to 2020 there will be 3,664 beam bridges and 295 suspension bridges built to facilitate travel in areas populated by ethnic minority groups around the country, under the second phase of a government construction program approved by the Prime Minister.

A total of 186 bridges were built in 28 mountainous provinces in the first phrase from 2014-2015, costing VND931.7 billion ($41 million).

The construction program, worth nearly VND8.34 trillion ($337 million), is being implemented in 5,237 communes in 450 districts across 50 cities and provinces from 2014-2020.

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