Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Viet Nam - My Thuan Bridge


Stamp Issue : 2002-09-27 

My Thuan Bridge was formally opened on 21 May 2000. The bridge was first across the Mekong River in Vietnam, has been a dream of the people of southern Vietnam for many years. With over 16 million people living south of the river it has always been a major barrier to progress. The opening up of access to this area will be a major economic boost. The Government of Vietnam Australia agreed in May 1993 to consider a proposal to construct a bridge over the Mekong River at My Thuan. The bridge is a world class structure that overcame significant technical problems such as the need for piling up to 100 meters deep.

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