The Government has approved a HCM City proposal to invest in the construction of Sai Gon Bridge No 2, which connects District 2 and Binh Thanh District, under the build-transfer (BT) investment model.
The construction is expected to start next month and completed in 21 months at the cost of VND1.1 trillion (US$52.6 million).
The four-lane bridge will be 913 metres long and 23.5 metres wide.
Tuoi Tre (YOUTH)
HCM City seeks to develop rapid bus transit
HCM City's Department of Transport was working with the World Bank to complete a pilot bus rapid transit (BRT) on Vo Van Kiet Blvd, said Duong Hong Thanh, deputy director of the department.
The project was expected to help reduce operation costs and public transportation subsidies provided by the city, Thanh said. It would also make bus transportation more effective, he added.
The pilot route, 21km long, will connect District 2 with the new Mien Tay Bus Terminal in Binh Chanh District.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (LIBERATED SAI GON)
National holiday to boost bus travel
Officials at the Mien Dong and Mien Tay bus terminals in HCM City expect passengers travelling by buses during the Hung Kings' anniversary to increase by 40 per cent compared with normal days.
They estimate that the terminals will receive around 28,000-30,000 passengers per day during the holiday, which falls on Saturday (March 31) making it a long weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday).
Most of the increased bus traffic is to popular tourist destinations including Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Vung Tau, Da Lat, other localities in the Central Highlands and Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces.
LAO DONG (LABOUR)