HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has told the Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) to propose solutions for widening the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway under the public-private partnership format.
Each of the solutions should include an analysis of the investment method, pros and cons, procedures, conditions of investment and the feasibility of the project, according to the ministry.
Under VEC’s previous proposal to expand the expressway, the project would cost over VND9 trillion, all mobilized by VEC. The project would be conducted in the third quarter of 2022 and completed in the first quarter of 2026.
As scheduled, the 20-kilometer section of the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway running from the interchange with Ring Road 2 in HCMC to the intersection with the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau expressway would be widened to eight lanes from the current four.
Besides, the project would include expanding the Long Thanh Bridge and other smaller bridges in the section.
The HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway connecting HCMC, and Dong Nai Province’s Long Thanh and Dau Giay was opened to traffic in February 2015.
The expansion is aimed at easing severe traffic congestion, especially at the tollgates on the HCMC-Long Thanh section on holidays and weekends.