CONSTRUCTION OF LONG HƯNG 2 BRIDGE
(VESAF Bridge No. 3)
Long Hưng 2 Hamlet, Hòa Minh Commune, Châu Thành District, Trà Vinh Province

Specifications:  Steel-reinforced concrete bridge, 36.5 meter long and 2.2 meter wide
Financial support:  VESAF and Ông-Bà Đặng Trần Tú
Logistic and technical support:  Nhóm Ái Hữu Công Chánh Sàigòn (AHCC-Saigon, Fellow Civil Engineers Group in Saigon) and local volunteers

07/03/2016:  Groundbreaking Ceremony
07/26/2016:  Beginning of Construction
10/30/2016:  Inauguration

In collaboration with AHCC-Saigon, who provided logistic and technical support, VESAF funded the construction of LONG HƯNG 2 Bridge in Long Hưng 2 Hamlet, Hòa Minh Commune, Châu Thành District, Trà Vinh Province.  This steel-reinforced concrete bridge, 36.5 m long and 2 m wide, has replaced the old, shaky wooden structure across a small river.  The new bridge improves the quality of life for over 70 families in the village and surrounding areas, including nearly 50 school children who cross over it daily on their way to school.

View the construction of this bridge on YouTube:  Part 1 and Part 2

 

CONSTRUCTION OF ÔNG KIỆT BRIDGE AND BA NHIỄU CANAL ROAD
(VESAF Bridge No. 4 & VESAF Road No. 2)
Phạm Kiệt Hamlet, Khánh Bình Commune, Trần Văn Thời District, Cà Mau Province

Specifications:  Bridge: steel-reinforced concrete, 24 m long, and 2.2 m wide.  Road: concrete, 330 m long, 1 m wide, and 8 cm thick
Financial support:  VESAF
Logistic and technical support:  Nhóm Ái Hữu Công Chánh Sàigòn (AHCC-Saigon) and local volunteers.

06/24/2016:  Groundbreaking
09/15/2016:  Beginning of Construction
12/17/2016:  Inauguration

In collaboration with AHCC-Saigon, who provided logistic and technical support, and local volunteers, VESAF funded the purchase of building materials for the construction of ÔNG KIỆT Bridge and BA NHIỄU CANAL Road in Phạm Kiệt Hamlet, Khánh Bình Commune, Trần Văn Thời District, Cà Mau Province.  The steel-reinforced concrete bridge, 24 m long and 2.2 m wide, has replaced the old, shaky wooden structure across the Ba Nhiễu canal.  The concrete road has replaced a muddy and slippery walkway that runs along this canal.  The new bridge and road improve the quality of life for families in the village and surrounding areas, including school children who cross over the bridge daily on their way to school.

View the construction of this bridge on YouTube

 

Scholarship for Students in Need and Improving Access to Education

LÊ ĐÌNH DƯƠNG MIDDLE SCHOOL
Trường Trung Học Cơ Sỡ Lê Đình Dương

(Điện Trung Village, Điện Bàn District, Quảng Nam Province)

During school year 2015-2016, VESAF has provided merit-based scholarships to 14 underprivileged students and a number of awards to deserving students at Lê Đình Dương Middle School, located in the Village of Điện Trung, Điện Bàn District, Quảng Nam Province.  In addition, funds were provided to acquire 5 new computers and 2 new microscopes for the school's science lab.

 

Food and Clothing for Orphans

MÁI ẤM TÌNH THƯƠNG CENTER
Trung Tâm Mái Ấm Tình Thương

(Hòa Châu Commune, Hòa Vang District , City of Đà Nẳng)

VESAF made a contribution to Mái Ấm Tình Thương Center to provide milk, clothing, and toys for the orphans.  This Center, affiliated with Quang Châu Temple, is home to more than 100 orphans, ranging in age from newborn infants to teenagers, and also provides lodging, meals, clothing, and medical care to old, poor, and dependent individuals without families.