HCMC spends US$31.96 million on upgrading Nguyen Huu Canh street

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The Management Board on Traffic Work Construction Investment of HCMC started work on the project to upgrade 3.2 kilometer long Nguyen Huu Canh street with the total capital of VND473 billion (US$31.96 million) on October 5.


Work started on Nguyen Huu Canh street upgrading project on October 5 (Photo: SGGP)

Work started on Nguyen Huu Canh street upgrading project on October 5 (Photo: SGGP)

Mr. Nguyen Vinh Ninh, deputy head of the board, said that the project is expected to be done and open to traffic after 14 months of construction.

According to Mr. Ninh, the project will heighten the street by 0.5-1.2 meter, improve the drainage system, lighting system and technical infrastructure works and plant trees. It will ensure drainage for the total area of about 35 hectares.

About 60 out of 459 trees have been chopped down for the road's upgrading. After the project is completed, 130 new trees will be planted in return.

During the project’s implementation time, two-way travel will be organized in Nguyen Huu Canh tunnel for both cars and motorbikes. Vehicles will be banned from travelling in a stretch of Nguyen Huu Canh Street, from Ngo Tat To street to Nguyen Huu Canh flyover.

Breaking ground in 1997, Nguyen Huu Canh street was built in 2002. After being open to traffic, the street has been sunken and regularly suffered heavy flooding due to heavy rains and high tide.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Ngoc Thanh

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