HCMC to connect Vo Van Kiet Boulevard and Nguyen Van Cu Bridge

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has approved a project to build two branches of Nguyen Van Cu Bridge to link up to Vo Van Kiet Boulevard in districts 1 and 5.

Nguyen Van Cu Street was opened to traffic in 2009. Two new branches are expected to be built this year to connect the bridge and Vo Van Kiet Boulevard (File photo: SGGP)

The 300 meter long branches, aiming to reduce traffic jam in the area especially the Tran Hung Dao-Vo Van Kiet intersection, will be built along Ben Nghe Canal together with alongside drainage system, trees and grass covers.

Total expenditure is estimated to reach VND170 billion (US$7.65 million).

The work is expected to kick off this year and complete by 2017 by the Management Center of Saigon River Tunnel.

Nguyen Van Cu Bridge linking districts 1 and 5 up to 4 and 8 was inaugurated in April, 2009 at a total cost of VND535 billion (US$24.08 million).

By T. Van – Translated by Hai Mien

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