After many months of construction, Vina One Steel Manufacturing Corporation in cooperation with Nam Phuong Foundation inaugurated Khang Loi Bridge on January 7, 2023, thereby improving the mobility of many rural households and the local economy.

Mr An- Vina One Steel’s representative and sponsors cut the ribbon to officially open Khang Loi

Khang Loi bridge in Long Tri commune, Long My District, Hau Giang province officially opened on January 10, 2022, after more than 3 months of construction. Its total length is 27.2 meters and its width is 27.2 meters, 2.5 meters for loads weighing up to one ton.

Khang Loi Bridge is expected to be finished and ready to put into operation in about 3 month’s time. It also means that, the way to school of students here will be safer and much more convenient for their next school year.

Khang Loi Bridge photos from the inauguration ceremony

Khang Loi Bridge is the 5th bridge deployed in Hau Giang province in particular and the 33rd bridge in the project “Build a bridge” of The Nam Phuong Foudation in general. This project will also play an indispensable role in bridging a gap and economising the travel cost in Long Mỹ district, and creates motivation to promote trade, induce investments, as well as develop the local economy. And most importantly, it removes the implicit threat to hundreds of local households given it was the way to the only school for a town of more than 100 children of schooling age.

Vina One Steel supplied steel materials for the bridge’s construction

Khang Loi Bridge in Long My district, Hau Giang province will certainly bring many positive changes to the face of the countryside and the lives of local people in the coming time.

In addition to promoting the completion of Khang Loi Bridge before the Lunar New Year, Vina One Steel and other sponsors presented many gifts to disadvantaged households at the ceremony inauguration of Khang Loi Bridge.

Long Trị commune students received gifts

Vina One Steel not only increases production capacity, but it is also an enterprise that promotes meaningful community projects, making significant contributions to the country’s development.

At Khang Loi Bridge, Vina One Steel took pictures with the organizers and artists

About Nam Phương Foundation and Build a bridge (Source: Nam Phuong Foundation)

The Nam Phương Foundation, working with local governments, is dedicated to improving the lives of communities through micro-infrastructure projects that are low cost, high impact, and long term. The foundation aims to reduce water-related dangers facing young children, and improve the socio-economic situation of a community as a whole.

The Build a Bridge project builds bridges to link localities in the Mekong Delta region that are divided by the distributaries of the Mekong River. They work closely with local administrations to assess the needs of each community and discuss how to help locals benefit most from the bridges that are constructed.

The foundation usually contributes 70 per cent of the total expenditure for building a bridge, and the local commune and government is responsible for the remaining costs. This can be contributed in cash or in kind, through labour, transportation, accommodation, meals for construction workers and other activities.