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HCMC to focus on 29 key traffic projects this year

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The HCMC Department of Transport has sent the municipal government a list of 29 key traffic infrastructure projects which will be prioritized for this year.

According to the department, the 29 projects require a total of over VND243.2 trillion and 19 of them have been approved, the local media reported.

Among the 19 projects whose investment plans have been approved, there are 13 under construction, including the Hanoi Highway expansion, four key roads in the Thu Thiem New Urban Area, the Luong Dinh Cua road upgrade, the My Thuy Intersection and the Long Kieng Bridge, among others.

Six projects that will be kicked off in the coming time include those to develop the An Phu Intersection in Thu Duc City, a road connecting Tran Quoc Hoan and Cong Hoa streets in Tan Binh District and the second metro line; the expansion of a National Highway 50 section in Binh Chanh District; the connection of bus routes to the first metro line; and a green traffic development project.

The 10 other projects consist of the Can Gio Bridge linking Nha Be and Can Gio districts, the Thu Thiem 4 Bridge connecting Thu Duc City and District 7, sections 1, 2 and 4 of Ring Road No. 2 in Thu Duc, a road connecting Vo Van Kiet Avenue with the HCMC-Trung Luong Expressway in Binh Chanh District, the HCMC-Moc Bai Expressway and Ring Roads Nos. 3 and 4.

According to the HCMC Department of Transport, these projects are large and important to enhance the connectivity of regions, ease traffic congestion at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport area, seaports and serve the development of Thu Duc City.

However, the list also includes projects which have lagged behind schedule, sparking public concern, so they should be accelerated.

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