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Long Kieng Bridge to be opened to traffic by end of 2023

By Minh Hoang

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HCMC – After a two-decade suspension, the Long Kieng Bridge project in Nha Be District has completed site clearance and will be opened to traffic by the end of 2023.

The cleared land was officially handed over to the Management Board for Transportation Works Construction and Investment Projects (TCIP) during a ceremony on September 8 morning.

TCIP Director Luong Minh Phuc committed to speeding up the construction and striving to put the project into service by the end of 2023.

In 2001, the 318-meter-bridge project was approved by the HCMC People’s Committee with a total investment of nearly VND600 billion.

The total area for site clearance is 2.6 hectares, with 128 local households relocated. Particularly, the amount of money for site clearance compensation and resettlement is VND325 billion.

Work on the Long Kieng Bridge started in August 2018 and was expected to be completed in late November 2019. However, the project was suspended for two years as site clearance obstacles involving 103 households emerged.

The city will hand over cleared land to several other projects to speed up the construction process in the fourth quarter of this year and 2023.

They comprise four bridge projects and the Luong Dinh Cua Street project in Thu Duc City, street projects of Ten Lua, Tan Ky-Tan Quy in Binh Tan District, Hang Ngoai Bridge in Go Vap, Hoang Hoa Tham and Cong Hoa expansion projects in Tan Binh.

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