Building of Permanent Concrete Bridge in Ca Mau Province
Story: Southern Vietnam and the Mekong Delta is crisscrossed with waterways, ranging in size from small canals up to the Mekong River. Waterways are an essential transport route for much of southern Vietnam's agriculture.
Problem: Bamboo “monkey bridges” are dangerous for users, and are washed away whenever there is heavy rain. When a bridge is washed away, villagers have no option but to go through the river. There are many drownings due to this.
Solution: The Consular Club funded the building of a concrete bridge which is now used as a main thoroughfare by villagers on both sides of the river, as well as for 100 students to go to and from school each day.