The Thu Thiem Tunnel in Ho Chi Minh CIty is now almost complete, except for finishing works like electric and mechanical installations on which engineers are currently focused, so as to open the tunnel at the earliest.
One end of the Thu Thiem Underwater Tunnel in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: SGGP)
Luong Minh Phuc, head of the management board of the Urban Traffic Investment and Construction, paid a visit to the construction site on September 13. From now until the tunnel opens to traffic, workers and engineers are stepping up the finishing works, said Phuc.
Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council and representatives of relevant authorities also visited the tunnel site.
The Thu Thiem Tunnel, an extension of the East-West Highway project, lies at a depth of 26 metres under the Saigon River bed.
The entire 1.5 kilometre tunnel has been constructed with three main sections; a 585 meter long approach tunnel towards District 1, a 535 metre long approach tunnel towards District 2 and a 370 metre long main section with four lanes.