HCMC Investing Heavily on Infrastructure in Southern Part of City

Aug 2019

The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) transport department reported that the city would continue to invest money in transport Infrastructure in its southern area including district 7, Nha Be and Binh Chanh.

To be more specific, Huynh Tan Phat, Le Van Luong streets and National Highway No. 50 will be upgraded, while Nguyen Huu Tho will be widened into a six or eight-lane road. Bridges such as Rach Dia, Long Kien and Rach Tom will be replaced by three new ones. A new bridge over Kenh Te canal connecting districts 4 and 7 will be built this year. The bridge is called Nguyen Khoai bridge which is expected to ease daily congestion on Kenh Te bridge during rush hours.

Moreover, two tunnels at Nguyen Van Linh and Nguyen Huu Tho intersection are also going to be built soon as VND 830 billion (USD 36 million) was already approved by the People’s Committee. Those tunnels with total length of 480m and width of 13.7m are expected to reduce heavy congestion and traffic accidents at the intersection.

The southern part has been witnessed many Infrastructure projects with an approximate spending of VND 115 trillion (USD 4.9 billion) during the past decade, with the aim of reducing pressures in the central area. For Infrastructure development, HCMC is soliciting investment and speeding up procedures for public-private partnership (PPP) projects.

(Source: Vietnam News)

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