HCMC – Work on a bridge that will connect HCMC with Dong Nai Province is expected to begin this month.
The 2.6-kilometer-long Nhon Trach bridge, plus an approach road measuring some 600 meters in length, is a key part of the Tan Van-Nhon Trach section of Beltway No. 3. The bridge project will require VND1.8 trillion.
The My Thuan Project Management Board has proposed the Ministry of Transport break ground on the Tan Van-Nhon Trach road project prior to the end of September. The eight-kilometer-long road section, which will cost over VND6.9 trillion, will link Provincial Road 25B in Dong Nai and the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway.
HCMC has handed over a strip of land stretching 1.7 kilometers of the total 1.9 kilometers set for the road project in the city, while a mere 1.1 kilometers of the entire 6.3 kilometers in Dong Nai Province has been handed over.
As for the bridge project, some 1.8 kilometers of the entire site has been handed over, so the contractors are mobilizing equipment, machines and building materials to start work, according to the management board.
By the end of this year, at least 70% of land for the Beltway No. 3 project, set to run across HCMC, Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Long An, will be handed over. The project will get off the ground in June 2023 for completion in 2026.
In related news, Dong Nai Province has proposed HCMC build one more bridge over the Dong Nai River to connect the city with Provincial Road 777B in Tam An Commune in Long Thanh District.