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Work on Beltway No. 3 in HCMC area to begin earlier than planned

By Minh Hoang

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HCMC – At least 70% of land to be cleared for Beltway No. 3, which will link HCMC, Dong Nai, Binh Duong and Long An, will be handed over in late 2022, so work on the project will start in June 2023, six months before the previous plan.

The leaders of the four southern localities on July 2 signed a detailed plan to develop the ring road project.

Tran Quang Lam, director of the HCMC Department of Transport, told the meeting with HCMC’s three neighboring provinces that after the National Assembly issued a resolution approving the project in mid-June, the city and the three provinces had quickly mapped out a plan to start work.

The HCMC government is in charge of the entire project, Lam said, adding that the city and the three provinces are speeding up site clearance so as to start handing over cleared land to the 76-kilometer-long beltway project in October.

Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho asked the parties involved to expedite site clearance so that the beltway could be completed in October 2025. The ring road is set to be opened to traffic in 2026.

The beltway will be divided into eight components, with each city/province responsible for two, and require over VND75 trillion in investment.

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