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Long An breaks ground on key road to HCMC

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Long An Province has broken ground on the Provincial Road 823D project, which will connect the province with HCMC and other southern provinces.

The 14-kilometer road will allow a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour, have six lanes and cost some VND2.5 trillion, mainly sourced from the State and provincial budgets. The construction of the provincial road is set to take 720 days, the local media reported.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony on December 26, Long An Chairman Nguyen Van Ut said that Provincial Road 823D is a key traffic project, helping link HCMC and Long An, facilitate goods transportation and reduce traffic jams facing several main routes.

The road will connect with Ho Chi Minh Road, National Highway N2 of Ring Road 4, and Provincial Road 825 in Long An Province’s Duc Hoa District. It will run across multiple potential industrial parks and residential areas.

The road project is expected to stimulate the province’s economic growth, attract investment, promote the development of the service and trading fields and speed up urbanization.

The provincial government urged the Duc Hoa District government to complete site reclamation and clearance so that the project could run on schedule.

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