Vietnam bridge faces contractor challenge

A key Vietnamese project bridge faces a contractor challenge.
Road Structures / February 1, 2023 25 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
A new contractor will have to be found to complete and important bridge link in Vietnam – image courtesy of © Sjankauskas |

Construction of a key bridge project in Vietnam faces a major challenge, with a new contractor now being required. The Phuoc Khanh Bridge will provide a new crossing over the Long Tau River when complete in 2025.

The project is being overseen by the Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) and the 3km bridge will form part of the Luc-Long Thanh expressway once it opens to traffic.

Much of the funding for the project is being supplied by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The original contract for the project has expired and work on the bridge halted. JICA will be involved in the process to find a new contractor for the project, with around US$32 million of work still needing to be carried out. The bridge will carry two lanes of traffic in either direction, providing a key link between Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai Province.