Over VND 6,200 billion to be spent to build new highway to connect Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has just proposed the Prime Minister about construction project of Beltway No. 4 connecting Long An province to Ho Chi Minh City.

Accordingly, the first section interacted between Ho Chi Minh – Trung Luong Expressway in Ben Luc town, Long An province; and the last section is located at Hiep Phuoc Industrial Port in Nha Be district of the city.

The construction project with the total length of 36 kilometers  will cost VND 6, 273 billion under build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract. It will start in the first quarter of 2017 and complete within three years, aiming to strengthen regional link and key economic development of the southern metropolis Ho Chi Minh City.

Beltway No. 4 will run through five provinces of Ba Ria- Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Long An and Ho Chi Minh City. Total investment capital costs VND 98, 537 billion (exclude fee for building over-bridge) under bond funds of Government, Official Development Assistance (ODA) and others.

By Quoc Hung- Translated by Huyen Huong

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