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People in a village in central Quang Nam Province made a plea to Dantri/DTiNews to assist them in building a bridge and our representatives have started the discussion on how to make it happen.

With the bridge, children in Phu Mua Village, Jo Ngay Commune, Dong Giang District, would no longer have to swim or wade across the dangerously fast-moving river of R’lang to go to school every day.

Children in Phu Mua Village must swims across the river to school every day

Many villagers crossed the river to meet Dantri/DTiNews officials and reporters to express their excitement and gratitude about such a plan.


BHnuoch Tu, 35, said, “I am very glad to know about the plan to build the bridge. I hope that the bridge will be built soon to protect children from dangers when they must swim across R’lang River to get to school every day.”


Head of the village, Alang Cho, expressed great joy saying, “We are so happy. Locals are ecstatic. Each of them is willing to give a chicken and wine jar towards the construction.”

Vice Chairman of Dong Giang People’s Committee, Do Tai, said building a bridge across R’lang River was an urgent need for the district. He, however, added that his locality was unable to do this as its debts for infrastructure development had reached VND21.7 billion (USD1.1 million).

“If the newspaper is willing to help us, we will urgently instruct local agencies and departments to work with the newspaper leaders for the bridge project,” Tai noted.

He told the reporters that, earlier the district built 24 suspension bridges and then handed over them to local people for self-management. Currently, most of the works are in bad condition, yet, the district is short of funds for repairing them.

“We want to upgrade the suspension bridges or build concrete bridges to replace them, however, the problem is the fund shortage,” he said.

Regarding the bridge in Phu Mua Village, Tai disclosed that the district had planned to build a road linking Voi River Bridge with Kon River, running through the village. Nevertheless, the project is still on paper due to financial problems.

According to a survey by the district’s construction and investment management board, building a reinforced concrete bridge of five metres wide across R’lang River would cost VND11 billion (USD 550,000), which was way out of the district’s reach.

Therefore, the district has considered construction of a small-sized concrete bridge worth over VND1.1 billion (USD 55,000), which is 1.2 metres wide and 84 metres long, on the river, instead of building suspension bridges.

With the great desire of the locals and supports from readers, enterprises and many agencies, Dantri/DTiNews expects to build another remote bridge in the near future.

Many girls in the village have to swim across the river to school every day

Alang Thi Coot trying to cross the river

Some sections are neck deep

Dantri/DTiNews\' Compassionate Hearts Charity Fund is willing to receive supports from both local and foreign readers, agencies and oraganisations to help build a bridge in Phu Mua Village.

Any contributions should be sent to:

Compassionate Hearts Charity Fund – Dan tri Newspaper (Hanoi)

No. 2/48 Giang Vo Str., Dong Da Dist., Hanoi (beside Kim Ma petrol station)
Tel: 04. 3. 7366.491/ Fax: 04. 3. 7366.490

* Vietnam Dong Account information:

Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri

Account number: 10 201 0000 220 639

With Bank: Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade – Hoan Kiem Branch

* US Dollar Account information:

Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri

Account number: 10 202 0000 004346


With Bank: Hanoi Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade

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