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2 bridges proposed to connect Ho Chi Minh City, neighboring Dong Nai Province

2 bridges proposed to connect Ho Chi Minh City, neighboring Dong Nai Province

Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 13:05 GMT+7
2 bridges proposed to connect Ho Chi Minh City, neighboring Dong Nai Province
The Nhon Trach Bridge project is under construction. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has proposed building two more bridges -- Phu My 2 and Dong Nai 2 -- to connect Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring Dong Nai Province.

In a proposal sent to the municipal People’s Committee, the department stated that apart from already planned bridges, relevant departments and agencies of the two localities suggested adding these two bridges to facilitate travel between them.

As proposed, the six-lane Phu My 2 Bridge project will connect the south of Ho Chi Minh City with Nhon Trach District in Dong Nai.

The bridge will run from the Dong Nai River, go along Hoang Quoc Viet Street, and connect with Nguyen Luong Bang Street and then Nguyen Huu Tho Street in District 7.

Meanwhile, the Dong Nai 2 Bridge project, which was proposed to have six lanes, will link Thu Duc City, under Ho Chi Minh City, and Long Thanh District in Dong Nai.

Many plans for the construction site of Dong Nai 2 Bridge were drawn up, though officials are leaning toward it starting at an intersection of Go Cong Street and a branch of Ring Road No. 3 running to Hanoi Highway in Thu Duc City.

Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai Province share a river border of about 40 kilometers.

The two localities had earlier planned to build five bridges, including Dong Nai Bridge, Long Thanh Bridge (part of the Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway), Nhon Trach Bridge (part of the Tan Van-Nhon Trach section of Ring Road No. 3), Cat Lai Bridge in place of the Cat Lai Ferry, and Phuoc Khanh Bridge (part of the Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway).

The Cat Lai Bridge project was planned to have eight lanes.

However, to build such wide bridge, Nguyen Thi Dinh Street must be expanded from 60 to 77 meters wide, affecting land use on the two sides of the street.

As a result, plans for the bridge have been revised so that it would have only six lanes.

According to consulting units, these bridges have yet to meet the traveling demand between the two localities. Therefore, the addition of Phu My 2 and Dong Nai 2 Bridges is needed.

In the middle of this month, the People’s Committees of Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai Province will report to the Ministry of Transport on bridge projects connecting them.

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Thanh Ha - Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre News


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