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Ho Chi Minh City begins expansion of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue

Ho Chi Minh City begins expansion of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 14:28 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City begins expansion of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue
A bird’s-eye view of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue, which is being expanded in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

A two-kilometer section of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City is undergoing an expansion from six to ten lanes, with the aim to ease traffic congestion and flooding that often happen on this axial route in the southern part of the city.

The section, which runs from the intersection with Huynh Tan Phat Street to Nguyen Thi Thap Street in the district, will be widened by 13.25 meters on each side, including more than seven meters of mixed lanes and six meters of sidewalks.

When completed, the road surface width will be increased from six to ten lanes.

Workers used machines to carry out the construction of the drainage system and spread asphalt on a one-kilometer section of the project on Tuesday afternoon, as observed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters.

A bird’s eye view of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue under expansion in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s-eye view of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue which is being expanded in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

A representative of Phu My Hung Development Co. Ltd., the project investor, said the expansion of the road section started in late 2021. 

The project is 65 percent complete and is slated for total completion this May.

Workers work at the expansion project of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Chau Tuan  / Tuoi Tre

Workers work to expand Nguyen Van Linh Avenue in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Van Linh Avenue, one of the biggest axial roads in Ho Chi Minh City, usually sees a high traffic volume.

It tends to be overwhelmed by a large number of vehicles traveling at peak hours and inundated with water during high tides and the rainy season.

Workers work at the expansion project of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Workers work to expand Nguyen Van Linh Avenue in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The expansion project is expected to help ease traffic congestion and rainwater inundation.

The investor is collecting toll fees on the route to recoup investment until 2028.

People travel on Nguyen Van Linh Avenue, which is under expansion in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

People travel on Nguyen Van Linh Avenue, which is being expanded in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

People travel on Nguyen Van Linh Avenue, which is under expansion in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

People travel on Nguyen Van Linh Avenue, which is being expanded in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s eye view of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue under expansion in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s-eye view of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue, which is being expanded in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Workers work at the expansion project of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Workers expand Nguyen Van Linh Avenue in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Workers work at the expansion project of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

A worker works at the expansion project of Nguyen Van Linh Avenue in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

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