The La Nga River Bridge

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The La Nga River Bridge

In 1970, the U.S. Navy Officer in Charge of Construction RVN awarded a construction contract to a French construction contractor, Eiffel-Asie, to construct a bridge across the La Nga River on national highway QL-20 running north of Sai Gon to Dalat.  This was the first construction contract awarded outside of the work the huge American […]

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RMK-BRJ Construction Legacy in Việt Nam Today [Part 3]

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

RMK-BRJ Construction Legacy in Việt Nam Today [Part 3]

Between 1965 and 1972, the consortium of the four largest American construction companies, RMK-BRJ, built much of the infrastructure of the lines of communications now serving southern Việt Nam today.  All of the photographs below were taken in 1972 — click on any of them to enlarge it. The Newport Saigon River depot  (now called […]

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RMK-BRJ Construction Industry Legacy in Việt Nam [Part 2]

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

RMK-BRJ Construction Industry Legacy in Việt Nam [Part 2]

All of the photographs below were taken in 1972 — click on any of them to enlarge it. The huge American construction consortium RMK-BRJ was ubiquitous thoughout southern Việt Nam is the 60s and early 70s with its thousands of ochre-colored trucks and equipment. RMK-BRJ gave construction training and employment to 200,000 Vietnamese in this […]

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Getting civilian military construction done — RMK-BRJ [Part 1]

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Getting civilian military construction done -- RMK-BRJ [Part 1]

KBR (formerly the M.W. Kellogg Company and Brown & Root, Inc.) is the 4th largest American construction firm today (listed by Engineering News Record) and is a subsidiary firm of Halliburton, well known for its former CEO, now U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.  KBR makes the news regularly under criticism of the non-competitive sole-source contracts […]

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