HCMC – Binh Duong Province today, April 26, broke ground on a project to add two more lanes to a section of National Highway 13 from HCMC to Binh Duong Province.
Once in place, the 12.7-kilometer section will have eight lanes, helping ease traffic congestion and enhance connectivity between the two localities, the local media reported.
The project, invested by Becamex IDC, also comprises some overpasses and tunnels at the Huu Nghi Boulevard and Binh Hoa, Hoa Lan, Phuoc Kien and Dinh Market intersections.
The project will be executed under the build-operate-transfer format, with a total cost of nearly VND1.4 trillion.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Nguyen Van Danh, vice chairman of Binh Duong Province, said that other components include planting trees and building drainage systems.
The expansion of National Highway 13, together with other traffic projects in Binh Duong, including widening Provincial Road 743 and developing Ring Roads 3 and 4, will create a smooth link between HCMC, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc and other Central Highlands provinces.
National Highway 13, over 140 kilometers long, passes through HCMC, Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc. The five-kilometer section of the national highway, running across HCMC, has just four or six lanes, thereby creating a bottleneck and frequently facing severe traffic congestion.