We have just received these pictures and the final report on the construction of the new bridge in Can Tho, Vietnam.  This type of infrastructural improvements results in better quality of life for many people that will last for years to come. DCHA provided fifty percent of the total project cost.This bridge was built in cooperation with local Vietnamese government, Village Women’s Association, International Disaster Emergency Services (IDES) and DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid (DCHA). This bridge provides much safer transition over the river with its width and protective railings, but it also can support the weight of a small ambulance that can service this area.  The before and after pictures really highlight the difference.

Bach Pham from DCHA stands on the old bridge that was to be replaced.

Bach Pham from DCHA stands on the old bridge that was to be replaced.

New bridge with dedication plaque.

New bridge with dedication plaque.

Dedication Plaque

Dedication Plaque