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Dong Nai seeks regional traffic link development

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The design of Long Thanh airport (Source: VNA)

Dong Nai (VNA)
– The southern province of Dong Nai has proposed the Government, the Ministry of Transport and other relevant bodies develop numerous regional transport links.

Vice Chairman of the Dong Nai People’s Committee Tran Van Vinh highlighted the geographic position of the province as a gateway to Ho Chi Minh City and the southern economic hub, saying that the proposals aim to serve and ensure safety in transportation of goods and passengers.

The province proposes that the Government extends the Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien metro line in Ho Chi Minh City by 4.7 km to the Vung Tau crossroads in Bien Hoa City, that has a population of over 1 million people and houses industrial zones, according to Vinh.

The extension will facilitate local residents’ daily travel between Bien Hoa and Ho Chi Minh City, thus reducing traffic jams at the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh said.

In a recent working session with Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung, the province proposed the Government upgrade the section of National Road 1 through Dong Nai to four lanes.

It called for investment to build a 6.2km bypass of the National Road 1 section through Long Khanh commune.

The locality also called on the Government to accelerate the implementation of the projects connecting to Long Thanh international airport.

They include Dau Giay – Phan Thiet highway, Bien Hoa – Vung Tau highway, Ho Chi Minh City belt road 3 section and the Thu Thiem – Long Thanh airport urban railway.-VNA
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