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Road full of potholes becomes nightmare for commuters in southern Vietnam

Road full of potholes becomes nightmare for commuters in southern Vietnam

Sunday, June 02, 2024, 14:41 GMT+7
Road full of potholes becomes nightmare for commuters in southern Vietnam
Hoang Van Bon Street, a section of the BOT Provincial Road 768 project in Tan Bien Ward, Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province, a neighbor of Ho Chi Minh City, has deteriorated severely. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

A stretch of a road in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam is filled with countless small and big potholes, posing a high risk of traffic accidents.

The pothole-ridden Hoang Van Bon Street is part of the build-operate-transfer (BOT) Provincial Road 768 project, executed by Sonadezi Chau Duc Shareholding Company.

The six-kilometer long BOT road starts at National Highway 1 in the provincial capital city of Bien Hoa and ends in Thien Tan Commune, Vinh Cuu District.

The road and Thu Bien Bridge connect the province with Binh Duong Province.

Hoang Van Bon Street is full of potholes, posing danger to road commuters in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

Hoang Van Bon Street is full of potholes, posing danger to road commuters in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

Over the past few days, a 1.4-kilometer-long stretch full of potholes has made it harder for motorcycles, trucks, and long-haul buses to move, according to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters.

Apart from hundreds of potholes, the road has seen several cracks and subsidence on its surface, trapping road commuters.

Dozens of commuters fell off their motorbikes due to the slippery road and potholes on the morning of one day.

“Many commuters have hit large potholes and fell even though the road has been resurfaced,” driver Minh Tam lamented.

According to the Dong Nai Province Department of Transport, a team was established to conduct an on-site inspection of Provincial Road 768 following complaints from residents.

The inspection revealed numerous deteriorated areas along the road, with both small and large potholes. Hoang Van Bon Street was identified as the most degraded section, covered in mud, soil, sand, rocks, and garbage.

The department has requested Sonadezi Chau Duc to promptly repair the route and address the sewage system issues.

The pothole-ridden route links the Thien Tan industrial cluster and National Highway 1, and connects Dong Nai Province with Binh Duong Province. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

The pothole-ridden route links the Thien Tan industrial cluster and National Highway 1, and connects Dong Nai Province with Binh Duong Province. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

The route is covered by mud, soil, sand and garbage. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

The route is covered in mud, soil, sand, and garbage. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

Many trucks travel on the narrow road each day, while it is filled with potholes. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

Many trucks travel on the narrow road each day, while it is filled with potholes. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

On rainy days, potholes pockmarked with mud and water turn them into a trap for road motorcyclists. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

On rainy days, potholes pockmarked with mud and water turn into a trap for road motorcyclists. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

A rider hits a pothole and falls off his motorcycle. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

A rider hits a pothole and falls off his motorcycle. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

Due to fears over traffic accidents, residents patch up some large potholes on Hoang Van Bon Street in Dong Nai Province. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

Due to fears over traffic accidents, residents patch up some large potholes on Hoang Van Bon Street in Dong Nai Province. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

Residents have proposed local authorities fix the pothole-ridden road to facilitate vehicle movements and minimize traffic accidents in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

Residents have proposed local authorities fix the pothole-ridden road to facilitate vehicle movement and minimize traffic accidents in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

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