Us$43 million to be spent for tunnel to ease traffic jam in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City is planning to spend over VND1 trillion ($43.8 million) to build a tunnel in An Phu intersection in District 2 to tackle traffic congestion, announced the Department of Transport in HCMC yesterday.

Us$43 million to be spent for tunnel to ease traffic jam in HCMC

According to the Department, the city People’s Committee sent a document to the Ministry of Transport on the tunnel project in order to solve traffic gridlock.
As per the project, the four-lane tunnel will connect HCMC- Long Thanh - Dau Giay. Total investment is prediceted worth VND1,047 billion.
City authorities expect to complete the project soon to settle the traffic congestion between Mai Chi Tho Street and motorway HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay.
However, the Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) announced the project can begin only by 2020 because from now to December, 2019, 15 paper works relating to the project must be finished.

By QUOC HUNG – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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