HCM City kicks off major traffic projects to ease congestion hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City has kicked off 13 major traffic projects with total investment of 3.5 trillion VND (149.12 million USD), according to the city’s Management Board for Traffic Works Construction and Investment.

They include the six-lane 124m-long My Thuy 3 bridge project in District 2 (under the My Thuy intersection project which has total investment of 2 trillion VND). It is expected to ease congestion near Cat Lai Port in District 2.

A project to build an overpass in front of the new Eastern Bus Station on Hanoi Highway in District 9 includes a pedestrian bridge and an underpass (under the new Eastern Bus Station project in District 9) with total investment of nearly 440 billion VND.

In addition, technical infrastructure will be built on nine land plots, covering 77,600 square metres, in the Thu Thiem new urban area in District 2. Under the project, six land plots are planned as residential areas, while the remaining are for commercial areas.

The city has advanced 603 billion VND to build the technical infrastructure before it auctions the land-use rights to investors.

The remaining projects include a steel bridge that will replace the An Phu Dong ferry connecting Go Vap district and District 12; dredging of the Soai Rap Canal (phase 2); an upgrade of Huynh Tan Phat street in Nha Be district; a new Huong Lo 11 drainage system in Binh Chanh district; an infrastructure system in Nuoc Den canal area; an upgrade of Tran Van Giau Street in Binh Tan district; an upgrade of Duong Quang Ham street in Go Vap district; and expansion of Dong Van Cong street in District 2.

Key transport infrastructure projects are expected to be completed this year to reduce congestion and develop more connections between the city and neighbouring provinces./.