|A view of the new Thu Thiem urban area located in District 2 of HCM City. — Photo saigondautu.com
HCM CITY (VNS) — HCM City plans to build a new bridge to connect the two new urban areas of Thu Thiem and Nam Sai Gon.
The city's Department of Traffic and Transportation recently asked the city's People's Committee for permission to allow the investor to study the construction of the Thu Thiem 4 Bridge to connect Districts 2 and 7 of the city.
The location and scale of the new bridge and investment funds are being discussed.
The key project of constructing the bridge across the River Sai Gon is part of efforts to develop the city by 2020.
Five bridges and a tunnel will connect the Thu Thiem urban area in the District 2 with other regions of the city. The Thu Thiem 1 Bridge and the tunnel across the River Sai Gon have been operational since 2010 and 2011 respectively. Early this year, work also started on the 1.5km-long Thu Thiem 2 Bridge with a total investment of VND3 tribillion (US$150 million). This bridge is expected to become operational in 2018. — VNS