City chairman approves $220 million to build bridge to coastal district

Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong on Monday approved a proposal to build a bridge to coastal district Can Gio and replace Binh Khanh ferry.

Rung Sac street in Binh Khanh commune, Can Gio district, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

The bridge connecting Nguyen Luong Bang street, District 7 with Rung Sac (Sac Forest) street in Can Gio is expected worth VND5 trillion (US$220 million). Approach roads to the bridge will approximate 5.8 kilometers.
Can Gio bridge will designed with permissible speed of 60 kilometers an hour. Its face is 40m wide comprising six lanes.

About investment method, the committee requires joint venture Can Gio Urban and Tourist Joint Stock Company and Trung Nam Construction Investment Company to study building the project under public private partnership (PPP) model.

Of these, the project could be carried out with BT (Build-Transfer) contract and payment method to investors could give priority to using land fund in Can Gio.

Formerly, the Prime Minister had approved a city People’s Committee proposal to put two bridges, replacing Binh Khanh ferry in Can Gio and Cat Lai ferry linking HCMC up to Dong Nai province, into the city’s traffic development plan.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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