HCMC – The People’s Council of the Mekong Delta province of Long An on November 18 gave its nod to the investment plans of three bridge projects along an axis road connecting HCMC, Long An and Tien Giang, which requires an estimated investment of VND2.3 trillion (US$98.9 million) in total.
The three bridges will cross the Can Giuoc, Vam Co Dong and Vam Co Tay rivers, Nguyen Hoai Trung, deputy director of the Long An Department of Transport, was cited by the local media as saying.
Work on these projects will start next year and is expected to be completed within five years. The capital for these projects will be sourced from the State budget, the local budgets and other resources.
Of these, the two-lane Can Giuoc bridge will have a length of 2.7 kilometers, with each lane being over 14 meters wide. Meanwhile, the Vam Co Dong and Vam Co Tay bridges will be over six kilometers long each, including approaching roads.
Once in place, the three bridges will be connected with provincial road 827E, forming a traffic system from HCMC to Tien Giang, thus enhancing traffic connectivity between HCMC and Mekong Delta localities.
The projects are also expected to help accelerate the urbanization and attract investment for socioeconomic development in Long An and the adjacent localities.
The axis road will also ease traffic on National Highways 1 and 50, ensure safe and efficient passenger and cargo transport and reduce traffic accidents.
Besides the three bridges, Long An is upgrading and expanding seven roads connecting to HCMC with a combined cost of VND24.4 trillion. These projects are expected to be completed by 2025.