HCMC – Work on a VND500-billion bridge which will connect District 7 and Nha Be in HCMC is expected to start next month and be completed by the end of next year, according to the local authorities.
The Rach Dia Bridge project was approved by the HCMC People’s Committee in 2001 and underwent further adjustments in September 2017 to replace the deteriorating bridge on Le Van Luong Street.
The new bridge is set to span nearly 318 meters and requires a total of over VND512 billion.
Luong Minh Phuc, director of the Transportation Works Construction Investment Project Management Authority of HCMC, said on May 23 that the investor had sent the compensation budget to the authorities of District 7 and Nha Be District.
Particularly, 41 out of 50 affected households in District 7 and 28 of 45 households in Nha Be District have accepted the compensation and handed over their land.
TCIP asked the People’s Committees of District 7 and Nha Be District to speed up the compensation for the households affected by the project and to hand over cleared land before June.
Work on the new bridge will last 18 months, with the deadline scheduled for the end of 2024.
Rach Dia Bridge is one of the four aging bridges along Le Van Luong Street that needs to be replaced.
After the collapse of the Long Kieng Bridge in early 2018, the local authority decided to build a new one with VND598 billion. Work on the bridge started in October 2018 and is expected to be completed in September.