Authorities in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam have kick-started the construction of a nearly VND1.3 trillion (US$56.8 million) road that runs along a section of the Dong Nai River.
The first sod was turned at the project in the provincial capital of Bien Hoa on Saturday.
The road will stretch 5.2 kilometers along a section of the Dong Nai River in Buu Long Ward, Bien Hoa.
It will be 34 meters wide, including 22.5 meters of the roadway, 10 meters of the two sidewalks, and 1.5 meters of the median strip.
|Delegates symbolically dig the soil to begin a project to build a riverside road in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, December 25, 2021. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre|
The project’s investment is estimated at VND1.289 trillion ($56.4 million), of which VND400 billion ($17.5 million) is funded by the central budget while the rest is covered by the provincial coffers.
In order to make way for the construction, Bien Hoa City’s administration had to recover about 17.6 hectares of land from 587 households, with the site clearance cost was estimated at more than VND700 billion ($30.6 million).
The provincial People’s Committee has also approved a project to build an embankment adjacent to this roadt, which will be initiated in April.
|Excavators at the construction site of the project. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre|
The completion of the road is expected to change the cityscape of Bien Hoa, create an iconic urban landscape, and contribute to local socio-economic development, Nguyen Huu Nguyen, the city’s chairman, said at the groundbreaking ceremony.
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Cao Tien Dung extended his gratitude the residents who gave up their land for the project.
Dung hoped local residents will continue supporting the implementation of other projects in Bien Hoa City and Dong Nai Province in general.