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Ring Road 3 in the offing

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Ring Road 3 in the offing

Le Anh

HCMC – The Ministry of Transport is still working on a major project to build a ring road connecting HCMC and two neighboring provinces, Binh Duong and Long An, with a mid-term report on the project to come out in late October and a final one late this year.

The ministry met on Wednesday to discuss preparations for the Ring Road 3 project.

According to a report by the project’s consultant, the ministry approved the route of the project on January 13 and design work has been implemented since June. The consultant will send the ministry a mid-term report in October and a final report in December.

To ensure the project will be carried out on schedule, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong has asked the consultant to make clear scale, design and investment solutions in the final report.

Ring Road No. 3 is designed as an expressway with a total length of 90 kilometers, which will allow a maximum speed of 100 kilometers an hour.

The road will start at Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway in Dong Nai’s Nhon Trach, run through HCMC, Binh Duong and Long An, and end in Ben Luc.

The project would be divided into four sections. The first, which connects Nhon Trach and Tan Van in Dong Nai Province and is 34.3 kilometers long, has been approved by the ministry. Work was originally planned to begin last year but has been delayed.

The second section, Tan Van-Binh Chuan, is 16.7 kilometers long and has been opened to traffic.

The third section stretching from Binh Chuan to National Highway 22 in HCMC has a length of 19 kilometers. The last section, 28 kilometers, will connect National Highway 22 and Ben Luc.

The cost of the project, implemented by Cuu Long Corporation for Investment, Development and Project Management of Infrastructure, was put at VND55.8 trillion (US$2.44 billion) when the planning for the road was announced in 2011, with the cost for overpasses excluded. The capital would be sourced from the State budget, Government bond sales and official development assistance (ODA) loans.

 

 

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