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PM approves Binh Phuoc-Dong Nai road project

By N.Tan

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HCMC – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has approved a proposal to construct a road between two neighboring southern provinces — Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai.

The prime minister tasked the Ministry of Transport and relevant agencies to begin work on the project’s planning and execution stages to meet the rising regional transportation demand.

According to the plan proposed by the ministry, the road will span 71 kilometers, starting from Dong Xoai City in Binh Phuoc Province.

It will then link two under-construction roads in neighboring Binh Duong Province, namely Dong Phu-Binh Duong and Bac Tan Uyen-Phu Giao-Bau Bang roads, before ending at an intersection on the HCMC Beltway No. 4.

According to the Ministry of Transport, this plan costs the least among viable options and could minimize potential impacts on the Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve, formerly Cat Tien Biosphere Reserve.

The first direction plan, previously developed by the governments of Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai provinces, suggested building the road through Ma Da Bridge which connects Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc.

However, the ministry warned of risks posed by the project’s construction to the local ecological environment as the plan has a 31-kilometer-long section running through the Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve.

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