Ho Chi Minh City will build four big bridges over five years at a total investment of VND22 trillion, or nearly US$1 billion, to connect major arteries and accelerate economic and tourism development in the city.
|When operational, four new bridges in HCM City are expected to improve traffic infrastructure and boost tourism and socio-economic development in the region. (Photo: plo.vn)|
Can Gio Bridge, Thu Thiem 4 Bridge, Binh Quoi Bridge, and Binh Quoi - Rach Chiec Bridge represent the four major projects that the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport proposes prioritising construction for over the 2021 to 2026 period.
The four bridges will be built in the form of a public - private partnership (PPP) model.
Can Gio Bridge, the largest of the four projects, is 3.9km long connecting Nha Be and Can Gio districts. The much awaiting project will facilitate travel of local people who have used Binh Khanh ferry for years.
A representative from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport stated that the four bridges are set to help strengthen traffic capacity in the region, while also contributing to improving infrastructure under the southern metropolis’ plans on boosting both tourism and socio-economic development.
During the last quarter of 2020, the HCM City Department of Transport sought for the municipal government’s approval of five elevated road projects to be started in 2021.
The North-South railway trains can now travel on the newly opened Binh Loi Railway Bridge, which replaces an old bridge adjacent to the new bridge in HCM City.