HCMC to spend VND12 trillion on traffic infrastructure

Ho Chi Minh City will spend VND12 trillion on upgrading and constructing 18 new traffic infrastructure facilities, said a high-ranking transport official.

Bui Xuan Cuong, deputy director of the city Department of Transport, said at a meeting on January 6 to review the yearly tasks. Mr. Cuong said the city would widen some streets, improve the traffic systems, and build four new overhead passes, which include the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe and To Hien Thanh-Lu Gia-Lac Long Quan-Beltway.

The city plans to open more roads to new satellite towns, modernize the harbors and built more highways. Furthermore, the city will push ahead with some major projects: the Tan Son Nhat-Binh Loi-Outer Beltway project and metro system project.

By Quoc Hung - Translated by Dan Thuy

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