City Urges Faster Construction of East-West Highway

Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Huu Tin, yesterday ordered relevant State agencies to complete the construction of the East - West Highway by the end of 2009 at the latest.

An artist’s impression of the East-West Highway

After reports from investors and construction companies, Vice Chairman Tin asked everyone involved to speed up the construction of all major transport projects in the city.

Responding to his demands, the city’s management board for the East-West Highway and Water Environment vowed to complete the projects on time.

The construction company responsible for the construction of the Thu Thiem Bridge and the Nguyen Van Troi – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia road promised that the bridge will be finished and in use by the end of next year and the road will be ready by August 30 this year.

Regarding repairs to the Van Thanh 2 Bridge in Binh Thanh District, Mr. Tin said that investors must complete the necessary procedures by the end of this month and finish all repairs within 10 months. During this period of repair, any further problems that occur will be the responsibility of the contractor.

By Ho Viet – Translated by Yen Chuong

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