|A section of Võ Văn Kiệt Boulevard in HCM City’s District 1. The city and Long An Province are working to soon build five new roads to enhance transport connections between the two localities. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải
HCM CITY — HCM City and neighbouring Long An Province have worked together to soon start construction of five new roads to improve inter-regional and provincial transport connectivity.
The city’s People's Committee made this announcement at the conclusion of a recent meeting with Long An Province’s People's Committee on socio-economic development cooperation, traffic projects, and green environmental technology park projects.
The Long An People's Committee has asked the Department of Transport to update relevant planning and forecast traffic counts to calculate the appropriate scale and technical options for the Ring Road No 4 project.
For the 9.5km-long section from the 826D intersection to the end of Ring Road No 4, the Department of Transport will review and clarify the proposal of an urban expressway or an urban arterial road.
The department and the city’s Department of Transport will work with the consulting unit to analyze and clarify the advantages and disadvantages of each option and propose a plan to ensure the technical and investment efficiency of the project.
For the newly opened northwest road in HCM City’s Bình Chánh District that connects with provincial road 823D in Long An Province’s Đức Hòa District, the city’s People's Committee has approved a policy of adjusting the road alignment and updating the relevant planning in Bình Chánh District.
It agreed that the province’s People's Committee would invest in the construction of Kênh Ranh Bridge, along with the part of provincial road 823D under construction, to ensure traffic connectivity in the area.
The Bình Chánh District’s People's Committee will coordinate with the province’s Department of Transport to determine the end point of traffic connection, the scale and scope of site clearance, and advise on the completion of procedures for site clearance for Kênh Ranh Bridge in HCM City for Long An Province.
For the extended Võ Văn Kiệt Boulevard in the city's Bình Chánh District that connects with Hải Sơn - Tân Đô Industrial Park in Đức Hòa District, the city's People's Committee has assigned the Department of Planning and Architecture to coordinate with Bình Chánh District's People's Committee to urgently supplement the alignment of the route and the scale of the section from Ring Road No 3 to the Long An Province border into the city's master planning project and related planning projects, as a basis for implementing the next steps.
For Lê Văn Lương Street in the city's Nhà Bè District that connects with provincial road 826C in Long An Province's Cần Giuộc District, the People's Committee of HCM City assigned the Department of Planning and Architecture to coordinate with the Nhà Bè District People's Committee to urgently update the alignment and scale of Rạch Dơi Bridge into the city's master planning project and related planning projects, as a basis for carrying out the next steps.
For the investment of a road parallel to National Highway No 50 connecting with provincial road 827E, the city’s People's Committee has assigned the Department of Transport to propose an investment policy, ensuring a synchronous connection with Long An Province.
For the Green Environmental Technology Park project, the Long An Province People's Committee has sent a report and proposed that the Prime Minister adjust the planning of this project.
Accordingly, the project will have a waste treatment area with a total area of about 200ha. With modern waste treatment technology, the waste treatment area’s capacity would meet the solid waste treatment needs of HCM City and Long An Province, and could be used as a backup point in waste treatment. — VNS