HCM City to connect Thu Thien tunnel’s fourth section this month

The Ho Chi Minh East-West Highway and Water Environment Project Management Board and contractor Obayashi poured the first batch of concrete August 4 to connect the fourth section of the of Thu Thiem Tunnel to the first installed-section.

The last of Thu Thiem Tunnel’s four sections is towed to its position.

Secretary of HCM City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai, Chairman of HCM City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan and deputy secretary of the city Party Committee Nguyen Van Dua, attended the ceremony.

Luong Minh Phuc, director of the project’s management board said the towed and immerged four sections under the Saigon River have successfully met technical standards.

The final stages that will connect the tunnel, including four units with four main stages and 24 steps will be completed in September.

The secretary of HCMC Party Committee Hai asked the project management board, contractors and consulting and supervising units to implement the project as scheduled.

The project has to reach the highest quality and ensure environmental sanitation once it is completed, Hai said.

The entire East-West Highway, including the tunnel, is expected to open to traffic in the first quarter next year.

By Q.Hung, translated by Thu Minh

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