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Work on Beltway No.3 section set to start this month

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Work on an 8.7-kilometer section in HCMC of Beltway No.3, will begin at the end of this month, according to the Ministry of Transport.

The My Thuan Project Management Board has chosen September 24 as the groundbreaking date of Tan Van-Nhon Trach section, called component 1A, and urged the government of neighboring Dong Nai Province to hand over cleared land in time.

Tan Van-Nhon Trach section is designed to start at an intersection with Provincial Highway 25B in Nhon Trach District and end at the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway in Thu Duc City.

It consists of the Nhon Trach Bridge crossing the Dong Nai River and the roads at the two ends of the bridge with a total length of over 5.6 kilometers.

The Nhon Trach Bridge will be 2.6 kilometers long and 19.5 meters wide, requiring an estimated investment of over VND1.8 trillion and a construction time of 35 months. Meanwhile, the two ends of the bridge will be built in 30 months.

Component 1A requires over VND6.9 trillion, which has been mobilized from official development assistance (ODA) loans of South Korea and the reciprocal capital of the Government.

The rest of the beltway, with over 76 kilometers passing through HCMC, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, and Long An, will need an estimated VND75.3 trillion in the first phase.

Work on the project is expected to start in the middle of next year and be completed within three years.

Upon completion, the beltway will help shorten the distance from Nhon Trach, Dong Nai to HCMC and Binh Duong, facilitating transportation in the city and those provinces.

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