New highways, bridges set to ease gridlock in Mekong Delta
Several major transport projects that have been completed will ease traffic overload on many of the Mekong Delta’s roads and bridges during the Lunar New Year.
The Rach Mieu Ferry Station is all set to be completed. Situated 10 kilometers (6.21 miles) from the Rach Mieu Bridge over the Tien River, a branch of the Mekong, between Tien Giang and Ben Tre provinces, it will share the traffic burden with it.
The station has cost more than VND100 billion ($4.35 million) to build.
For the new station, the two provinces will use ferries from another station in Ben Tre, and allow motorbikes free passage though cars and other large vehicles have to pay VND20,000-140,000 ($6), equivalent to the toll they have to pay when using the Rach Mieu Bridge.