BAT Vietnam in cooperation with Cong An Tp.HCM newspaper to inaugurate a rural bridge in Phu Thuan A Commune, Hong Ngu District, Dong Thap.
On 25, April 2017, BAT Vietnam collaborated with Cong An TP.HCM newspaper to organize the official inauguration of a rural bridge in Phu Thuan A Commune, Hong Ngu District, Dong Thap Province, after six months of trial use. The bridge is 30 metres long, 1.6 metres wide and costs BAT Vietnam VND180 million.
The bridge was built under a project to prevent and mitigate natural disasters run by Cong An TP.HCM newspaper newspaper with funding from BAT Vietnam since 2013.
Its main aims include building rural bridges in the Mekong Delta, especially in cities and provinces where people’s lives are still very difficult and education is limited.
“With the new bridge, I hope dwellers in the Mekong River region will be able to travel in a safe and convenient way so that they feel secure enough to earn a living legally, take care of their children and improve their living quality and productivity,” Nguyen Hoang Hue Linh, BAT Vietnam’s Senior Corporate Communications & CSR Manager, said.
“We will continue to build new bridges in other localities to help children go to school and meet the needs of local people for transportation and trading towards a better life.”
According to Hue Linh, these rural bridge projects are part of a global CSR programme that BAT has implemented over the years to support public works in difficult localities.
Another bridge funded by BAT Vietnam was the Vuon Tre Bridge in Khanh Hai Commune, Tran Van Thoi District, Ca Mau Province. The bridge, 25 metres long and costing VND220 million, was inaugurated at the end of last year.
Under the project, six rural bridges were built by 2016 in Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Dong Thap, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau, each costing VNĐ150-220 million. Thus the company has provided over VNĐ1 billion for the programme.
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