HCM City plans to develop key traffic infrastructure works

  • 03:42 - 2018/02/06

Ho Chi Minh City is planning to add a number of key traffic projects to its transportation planning, including projects to expand roads linking districts and neighbouring southern provinces.

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Nguyen Duy Trinh road linking District 2 and District 9 is adjusted to extend to 30 km in this year

At the latest meeting on connecting transportation infrastructure in the southern focal economic regions (FERs) held by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport, the representatives of the southern FERs agreed to adjust the southern region’s transportation planning.

Accordingly, the planning will add five 4-6-lane inter-regional routes worthVND32 trillion ($1.45 billion) with the total length of nearly 240 kilometres, and will extend 10 existing routes with the total length of nearly 730 km using VND63-trillion ($2.86 billion) in total estimated investment capital.

In particular, the 89.3-km, VND55.8-trillion ($2.53 billion) Ring Road 3—going through Ho Chi Minh City and the south provinces of Binh Duong and Long An—saw particular interest at the meeting. This project was approved by the prime minister in 2011 and was adjusted in 2013.

According to Cuu Long Corporation for Investment, Development, and Project Management of Infrastructure (Cuu Long CIPM), the project’s development aims to shorten the journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Nhon Trach city (Dong Nai province) and to Binh Duong province.

Especially, this route will help to distribute traffic flows more evenly by offering an alternative around the city centre, thus reducing congestions on inner-city streets.

Nguyen Ngoc Tuong, deputy head of the Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Safety Committee, said Ring Road 3 should be accelerated to avoid delays, especially in the compensation for site clearance.

Besides, the project to construct a bridge over My Thuy intersection (started in 2016) is being implemented with the total investment capital of over VND837 billion ($38 million).

Once put into operation, the bridge will help to reduce congestion in the area of Cat Lai port and the neighbouring routes such as Ring Road 2, Dong Van Cong, and Mai Chi Tho. This will facilitate goods circulation, according to the city’s Department of Transport.

This year, Ho Chi Minh City will invest in upgrading and expanding a number of roads, such as Dong Van Cong, Nguyen Duy Trinh (District 2), Nguyen Xien (District 9), To Ngoc Van (Thu Duc district), Nguyen Tat Thanh (District 4), and Dao Tri (District 7).

These roads are located by a large number of apartments of various segments where population density is becoming increasingly high, while the transport infrastructure is lagging behind to accommodate the increasing demand.

Tran Quang Lam, deputy director of the city’s Department of Transport, said: “Traffic infrastructure in the urban areas did not keep up with urbanisation, leading to great pressure in the areas featuring high-rise buildings and dense population. All this time, the city has been investing in large roads but has yet to resolve traffic jams.”

Source: VietNamNet

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