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.
RMK-BRJ completed construction on the by-pass highway (QL-1A) to the west around Saigon in 1972.
This new highway took pressure off traffic in downtown Saigon and now is the key route for transport between the delta to the south and the industrial parks to the north and west. There are many new office buildings and factories along the bypass highway.