HCM City to build ten more flyover systems

Update: August, 10/2016 - 09:00
A flyover at Hàng Xanh crossroads in HCM City’s Bình Thạnh District has helped reduce traffic congestion at the city’s northeast gateway. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — HCM City plans to use state budget funds to build 10 fly-over systems at the city’s most congested traffic sites this year, according to the city’s Department of Transport.

The new construction projects include the Nguyễn Tri Phương flyover, March 2 Street – Lê Đại Hành Street flyover, Gò Mây crossroads flyover, the Gò Vấp six-way intersection, Trường Sơn flyover and Nhị Thiên Đường Bridge No.1.

The city is also expected to invest in more transport projects this year under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

The PPP projects include the Thủ Thiêm Bridge No. 2, the D3 Road leading to the Sài Gòn – Hiệp Phước Port, a road that links Phạm Văn Đồng Street and the Gò Dưa flyover system, Bình Tiên Bridge and Road, Nguyễn Văn Linh – Nguyễn Hữu Thọ flyover system, and a road extending from the An Lạc flyover system to Long An Province.

Lê Văn Khoa, deputy chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, has instructed the city’s Department of Planning and Investment to work with transport and finance departments to set up a list of investment projects in priority order and propose to the People’s Committee the allocation of investment capital.

As for urgent fly-over projects, Khoa has also assigned the Department of Transport in cooperation with several agencies to review each urgent project.

The project plans will then be submitted to the People’s Committee, which will petition the Prime Minister to approve investment for the projects.

The city’s Department of Transport will also work with relevant agencies to review fly-over system projects to be built under the PPP model and submit these plans to the city’s People’s Committee.

The committee will then ask the Prime Minister for approval to choose private contractors for the urgent projects. —VNS