Tan Son Nhat-Binh Loi outer belt road to open by September

Le Hoang Quan, chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has instructed execution units of the Tan Son Nhat-Binh Loi outer belt road project to complete all works and open for traffic the stretch from Gia Dinh Park to Go Dua flyover before September 2.

Le Hoang Quan, chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee on an inspection of Tan Son Nhat-Binh Loi outer belt road on June 1 (Photo: SGGP)

He was speaking with representatives from relevant departments of the City while on an inspection tour of the ongoing work of the belt road.

He ordered execution units to speed up the project so as to open the entire route for traffic at the earliest. After September, more sections will be completed which will further add to ease in traffic flow.

According to the South Korean GS Engineering and Construction Group, the investor of the project, all four bridges including Rach Lang, Binh Loi, Go Dua and four pedestrian flyovers on the route are complete.

Seventy two percent of the road is already complete. However, some sections are still incomplete due to slow site clearance. About 115 households are continuing to refuse to remove from Tan Binh, Go Vap and Thu Duc District areas.

Chairman Quan instructed the above districts to hand over vacant land for the project within June. Go Vap District must coerce with related households to relocate them from their present houses and complete the first phase of the project in time.

Mr. Quan also asked the contractor and execution units of the project to ensure work safety and environmental hygiene in and around the construction area.

Relevant departments should plant trees, build parks as well as parking lots along the route. They should also prevent residents from building impractical houses such as small, narrow and congested structures in the area.

The 13.7km Tan Son Nhat-Binh Loi outer belt road begins at Truong Son Road near Tan Son Nhat Airport in Tan Binh District and runs through Nguyen Thai Son Crossroad in Go Vap District. This section includes two 20m wide sections with three lanes.

The road then goes straight over Saigon River via Binh Loi Bridge to reach Binh Trieu Crossroad in Thu Duc District. This 60m wide section will have two lanes.

The 30m wide final section will run straight to Linh Xuan Intersection in Thu Duc District and connect with National Highway 1A, comprising of six lanes.

Tan Son Nhat-Binh Loi outer belt road is expected to be the most beautiful inner road in the City. After opening for traffic, it will ease pressure on routes moving from the central parts of the City to the east of the City.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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