ODA-funded Bridge Project in Vietnam May Be Lagged behind Schedule

Tran Hoang Na bridge project in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, which is scheduled for completion in 24 months, is likely to be delayed as just 57% of its workload has been completed after 17 months of construction. The contractor has blamed the sluggishness on the COVID-19 outbreak and delayed handover of lands by local authorities, said Doan Thanh Tam, deputy director of Can Tho Official Development Assistance (ODA) Project Management Board. The project comprises the construction of the 586.9-meter bridge, which connects Ninh Kieu and Cai Rang districts, thus linking the downtown area with National Highway 1 and approach roads. It is budgeted to cost VND800 billion ($35 million) and is funded by ODA. (VnExpress English)