Just south of Cambodia’s Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces, Vietnam’s Long An province and neighbouring Ho Chi Minh City have agreed to develop 23 transport works to enhance traffic connections between the two localities.
Long An provincial Department of Transport deputy director Nguyen Hoai Trung said the city and provincial people’s committees earlier this week assigned its respective departments of transport to quickly complete legal procedures for the projects.
The construction projects are expected to begin next year.
Seven urgent works that will start first are expected to better serve travel needs and goods transport, ensure traffic safety and reduce pressure on National Highway 1A.
Of the seven, four routes will be upgraded and expanded with funds from the State budget under the medium-term spending plan from 2021 to 2025.
They include Nguyen Van Bua Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s Hoc Mon district, connecting Provincial Road 824 in Long An’s Duc Hoa district, with an estimated cost of 2.8 trillion dong ($120 million).
Le Van Luong Street in the city’s Nha Be district will link with Provincial Road 826C in Long An’s Can Giuoc district at a cost of one trillion dong.
About 5.1 trillion dong will be used for Long Hau Street in the city’s Nha Be district and Provincial Road 826E in Long An’s Can Giuoc District.
An upgrade and expansion will also take place on National Highway 50 on a section extending from the city’s Binh Chanh district to Long An’s Can Giuoc District.
The two localities also agreed to build an 8.6km parallel road to National Highway 50, with an estimated cost of 4.3 trillion dong.
Long An will build a new 7.5km route in Duc Hoa district that connects with northwest Ho Chi Minh City from Nguyen Thi Tu and Vinh Loc streets in the city’s Binh Chanh district to Duc Hoa District, at a cost of 6.4 trillion dong.
Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend 3.3 trillion dong to link the city’s Vo Van Kiet Street with provincial roads 822, 823, 823B and 825 in Long An’s Duc Hoa district.
Long An is situated in an advantageous location in the Southern Key Economic Region, serving as a bridge between Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta’s 12 provinces and one city, as well as Cambodia.
It borders Prey Veng province’s Kampong Trabek district and Svay Rieng province’s Svay Chrum, Kampong Ro and Chantrea districts and Bavet town in the Kingdom.
VIET NAM NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK