Construction of the Saigon Bridge No. 2, which will link Binh Thanh District to District 2 in HCM City , started on April 14 in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

The project, with an investment capital of nearly 1.5 trillion VND (71.4 million USD) is being carried out by the HCM City Infrastructure & Investment Joint Stock Company.
The 987m long, 23.5m wide, four-lane bridge will run parallel with the current Saigon Bridge . It is scheduled to be completed in 21 months.

The new bridge will reduce the volume of traffic on the existing bridge, which was built over five decades ago.-VNA