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Southern Vietnamese province to unclog most congested intersection with overpasses, tunnel

Southern Vietnamese province to unclog most congested intersection with overpasses, tunnel

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11:27 GMT+7
Southern Vietnamese province to unclog most congested intersection with overpasses, tunnel
An architect's impression of new overpasses and tunnel at the An Phu intersection in Thuan An City, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam. Photo: B.C.M. / Tuoi Tre

Authorities of Binh Duong have planned to build three overpasses and a tunnel to help ease traffic congestion that occurs frequently in an area considered as the most clogged intersection in the southern Vietnamese province.

That area is the An Phu intersection, where six roads meet in Binh Duong’s Thuan An City, including DT743 and 22-12 -- two major links for tractor trailers, Nguyen Thanh Thuan, deputy director of the provincial Department of Transport said on Thursday.

Moreover, just a few dozens of meters from the An Phu intersection is another one between My Phuoc-Tan Van Street, which is also a route busy with large vehicles to and from industrial parks, and DT743 Street.

Currently, many sections of DT743 Street, which connects the An Phu intersection with Song Than overpass in Ho Chi Minh City, has been expanded to six lanes.

However, works at the section near the An Phu intersection have not been implemented yet because the ground is still entangled with electricity, water, and telecommunications infrastructure that has not been relocated.

In order to completely solve the traffic congestion in this area, the authorities are planning to build three overpasses on My Phuoc-Tan Van Street, Bui Thi Xuan Street, and 22-12 Street, along with a tunnel under DT743 Street.

Currently, the steps to realize the project are underway, including reporting to the Ministry of Finance to seek an official development assistance (ODA) loan from Japan.

It is expected that the plan will be carried out between now and 2025.

In the meantime, solutions to the clogging situation will solely depend on traffic regulation by traffic police forces and the ban on tractor trailers during rush hour.

Previously, Binh Duong completed building and is preparing to put into operation the first-ever overpass in the province at the 550 intersection in Di An City.

The provincial administration is also evaluating the construction of an overpasses and tunnels at other traffic hot spots, such as the Phuoc Kien intersection and the Cho Dinh intersection.

Binh Duong has attracted nearly US$2.7 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in January-October, up 57 percent from same period last year, the Vietnam News Agency reported last month, citing the provincial People’s Committee.

The province has attracted 4,053 FDI projects with a total registered capital of $39.6 billion from 65 countries and territories worldwide by October 31, accounting for 9.3 percent of the total national FDI attraction and standing second in the FDI attraction rankings, only after Ho Chi Minh City.

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Bao Anh - Ba Son / Tuoi Tre News


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