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HCMC opens two key road projects, seeks to ease traffic congestion

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – HCMC held inauguration ceremonies this morning, 26 April, for its two key traffic projects: a road parallel to Vo Van Kiet Boulevard in District 1 and Dang Thuc Vinh Street in the outlying district of Hoc Mon.

The upgrade of Dang Thuc Vinh Street, also known as Provincial Road No.9, cost around VND700 billion. The 5.3-kilometer road was widened from seven to 30 meters.

The road links HCMC’s outlying districts of Cu Chi and Hoc Mon with the neighboring provinces of Binh Duong and Long An. The road upgrade took four years to complete due to obstacles linked to site clearance and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Regarding the road project parallel to Vo Van Kiet Boulevard, it required over VND70 billion in investment. It is a small-scale project but has a significant meaning, said Tran Quang Lam, director of the HCMC Transport Department.

A newly built road in parallel with Vo Van Kiet Avenue is seen on the left bank of the canal – PHOTO: VTV

The route will help ease traffic congestion around the intersection of Ky Con and Vo Van Kiet streets. Further, it will help pave the way for the launch of a bus rapid transit route and a waterbus route in the area, the official added.

The parallel route measures 615 meters long and is seven meters wide. It starts at Nguyen Thai Hoc Street and ends at Pasteur Street.

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