City builds more branches of Nguyen Van Cu Bridge to link districts

The Saigon Tunnel Management Center under the HCMC Department of Transport yesterday started work on two new branches of Nguyen Van Cu Bridge approaching to Vo Van Kiet Boulevard.

An artist’s impression of the two new branches of Nguyen Van Cu street N1 and N2

The project is expected to complete in the second quarter next year with the total capital of VND169 billion (US$7.48 million).

The two branches will be constructed in District 1 and 5 for vehicles to travel from the bridge to the boulevard and vice versa.

In addition, the project includes the construction of a six meter wide and 607 meter long road on the side of Vo Van Kiet street to create two motorbike lanes and a drainage system to drain rain and tide water to Ben Nghe Canal; plants trees and removes lightning network.

Construction will not affect vehicular traffic in the bridge, the center affirmed.

Stating at the ground-breaking ceremony, deputy chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Le Van Khoa said that the two branches aimed to reduce traffic jam in Duong Ba Trac and Nguyen Van Cu streets, which are connected together by Nguyen Van Cu Bridge.

He asked investors as well as contractors to focus their human and material resources to build the project on schedule, ensure labor safety and give the top priority to the work’s quality.  

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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