Construction on the first section of the Ho Chi Minh City Ring Road No. 3 will start in early 2015.

Ground clearance for the first section from Tan Van-Nhon Trach will be carried out next year, announced the Dong Nai People’s Committee and the Asian Development Bank on November 4.

The Dong Nai local authority said compensation for land acquisition to construct the 26km section between the Tan Van three-way crossroads (National Highway No. 1A) and Nhon Trach (Nhon Trach Bridge crossing Dong Nai River), and resettlement will be developed carefully to harmonise interests of both local people and investors.

The Ho Chi Minh City Ring Road No.3 Project contains Tan Van-Nhon Trach, Binh Chuan-National Highway 22 and Highway 22-Ben Luc sections.

The project will have a significant impact on socio-economic development in the eastern region of Southern Vietnam in general and in Dong Nai in particular, said Vice Chairman of Dong Nai People’s Committee Tran Van Vinh.

The road is one of four important ring roads in Vietnam ’s 2020 expressway network development plan that has a vision beyond 2020 approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in 2008.

The construction covers a total length of 73km through four provinces and cities, namely Ho Chi Minh City, Long An, Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces.-VNA