HCMC to kick off projects to ease traffic congestion around airport

Work on five projects to reduce traffic congestion in the Tan Son Nhat International Airport area in HCMC will begin soon.

Traffic is heavy in front of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC. HCMC will carry out five projects to ease traffic congestion in the area 

At a press briefing at the HCMC Department of Transport on January 10, Nguyen Vinh Ninh, deputy director of the HCMC Management Board of Investment and Construction of Traffic Projects, said the management board had been assigned to undertake the five projects, Thanh Nien Online newspaper reported.

Construction is expected to begin this quarter, as a  contractor has been chosen to expand a section of Hoang Hoa Tham Street from Cong Hoa Street to the airport’s military barrack gate. The government of Tan Binh District has also announced that it had completed the site clearance work for the project.

In the second quarter of the year, the HCMC Management Board of Investment and Construction of Traffic Projects will expand Cong Hoa Street. The project’s contractor has been chosen, as well.

Meanwhile, the Truong Chinh and Tan Ky Tan Quy street expansion projects are now in the design stage, Ninh said, adding that the site clearance work for these two projects, which are expected to be costly, will be completed this year.

Work on the two projects is to begin next year.

Regarding the project to build a road connecting Tran Quoc Hoan and Cong Hoa streets, Ninh said the municipal People’s Council approved the investment in the project last month. The HCMC Management Board of Investment and Construction of Traffic Projects has coordinated with the Tan Binh government and the municipal Department of Planning and Architecture to ensure work begins early on the project.

Also, the Tan Binh government is consulting with local residents over the project.

At a recent meeting, HCMC Vice Chairman Vo Van Hoan required the relevant agencies to work out solutions to minimize the number of households to be affected by the project.

After adjusting the project plan, the HCMC Management Board of Investment and Construction of Traffic Projects will report its adjustments to the municipal People’s Council so that the project will be carried out at the earliest possible time, Ninh noted. SGT

 

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