Ho Chi Minh City has asked the central Government for VND21.7 trillion (US$960 million) for three infrastructure projects and upgrading three hospitals.
|A section of the Xuyen Tam Canal in Binh Chanh District, one of six vital projects HCM City is seeking central funds for|
In a proposal it has sent to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, it wanted the Government to allocate the money over the next five years.
The rest will be used to build the HCM City-Moc Bai Expressway, dredging the Xuyen Tam Canal and upgrading the Hy Vong Canal at a cost of VND5.9 trillion, VND9.4 trillion and VND2 trillion respectively.
The expressway is set to begin in 2023 and finish in 2025.
The city said it is committed to speeding up the progress of the three projects to improve people’s quality of life and enable stable development.
The remaining VND4.5 trillion will be used to buy advanced equipment for three general hospitals in Thu Duc City, and Hoc Mon and Cu Chi districts.
The upgrades and improvement in their capacities are meant to ease the burden on healthcare facilities in the inner-city areas.
Source: Vietnam News
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