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HCMC to break ground on three key traffic projects in late 2022

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Three key traffic projects in HCMC will get off the ground in December to ease traffic congestion in the city.

Luong Minh Phuc, director of the HCMC Management Board of Investment and Construction of Traffic Projects, told Phap Luat newspaper that the board was enhancing its efforts to complete all relevant procedures to break ground on the three projects in late 2022.

These strategic projects include expanding National Highway 50 and building the An Phu intersection and a road linking Tran Quoc Hoan Street and Cong Hoa Street.

The An Phu intersection project in Thu Duc City will help reduce traffic congestion facing a road leading to the Cat Lai port and facilitate traffic connectivity with the Long Thanh international airport in Dong Nai Province, which is under construction.

Meanwhile, the project to build a road connecting Tran Quoc Hoan Street with Cong Hoa Street in Tan Binh District is expected to ease traffic congestion around the Tan Son Nhat International Airport and enhance the connectivity of the third terminal of the airport.

The road will be completed in August 2024, so its opening can be synced with the opening of the third terminal in September 2024, said Phuc.

National Highway 50 in the city’s outlying district of Binh Chanh frequently faces traffic congestion, posing a high risk of traffic accidents. As such, expanding the highway is a necessity, according to the management board.

The project’s site clearance is over 80% complete. After the expansion project is completed, the road will help roads connecting HCMC with Long An Province and other Mekong Delta provinces work effectively.

The three projects are being designed, so their construction and installation packages will soon be tendered, said Phuc.

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