HCMC – The Dong Nai Department of Transport has proposed the municipal government invest nearly VND6.8 trillion in building and expanding five roads connecting cities and districts of the province to the Long Thanh International Airport project.
The 53-kilometer road 770B from Dinh Quan District to Long Thanh District, where the big-ticket airport project is being executed, will require VND2.6 trillion. The road was designed to have four lanes, news site Vnexpress reported.
Besides connecting with the airport, the road will help transport cargo from the Xuan Que-Song Nhan and Bau Can-Tan Hiep industrial parks to the Cai Mep-Thi Vai deep-water seaport in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.
Meanwhile, provincial road 771 stretching from National Highway 1 to provincial road 769 with a length of 51 kilometers was proposed to receive an investment of VND1.7 trillion. It will connect the northern districts of Xuan Loc and Cam My to the airport.
Of these, the 27-kilometer section from National Highway 1 to National Highway 56 was designed to have four lanes and the 24-kilometer section from National Highway 56 to provincial road 769 will be expanded from two to four lanes.
The road will run parallel with National Highway 1 and link the airport with an industrial park which is under construction in Cam My District.
In addition, the 11-kilometer ring road No. 4 project from National Highway 1 in Tay Hoa Commune of Trang Bom District to provincial road 769 passing through Binh An Commune of Long Thanh District will be expanded to have four lanes at an estimated cost of VND500 billion. The road will help ease traffic on National Highway 51.
The next project is to expand road 769E, which is two kilometers, to four lanes, with an estimated cost of VND72 billion. The road, which starts at the boundary of the airport project and ends at an intersection with ring road No. 4, will help reduce traffic in the northern gate area of the airport and reduce the number of vehicles traveling to National Highway 51.
The department also proposed building road 772 from Trang Bom District to Long Khanh City and Xuan Loc District, which will be 47 kilometers, including a 30-kilometer new section and a 17-kilometer expanded section. The project is expected to have four lanes and need an investment of VND1.92 trillion.
According to the Dong Nai Department of Transport, the cost for the five projects will be sourced from the State budget, the provincial budget and the exploitation of land lots along the roads.
Earlier, Dong Nai had planned to spend more than VND1.6 trillion to expand provincial road 769 from the Dau Giay Intersection in Thong Nhat District to National Highway 51.