|Ferries carry passengers and vehicles at the Cát Lái Ferry Station. – VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Government has approved HCM City’s plans to build two bridges over the Soài Rạp River.
The Cát Lái Bridge will link the city’s District 2 with Nhơn Trạch District in Đồng Nai Province.
The Bình Khánh Bridge will link Nhà Bè and Cần Giờ districts.
The Government also green lighted construction of a new road parallel to the existing National Highway No 50 in the city.
Part of the city’s traffic development master plan, they will all be finished before 2020.
The Government has instructed related agencies to complete the formalities for the projects and submit additional plans if there are any before December 31 this year.
The city wants to build the 4.5km Cát Lái Bridge – including its approach roads – to facilitate transport of goods from industrial parks on National Highway No 51 and in the Nhơn Trạch urban area to ports in districts 2 and 7.
The Bình Khánh Bridge will replace the Bình Khánh ferry, currently the only way to reach Cần Giờ from the city and badly overloaded.
The 8.6km road along National Highway No 50 from Nhà Bè District to the border of Long An Province would ease the load on the highway. — VNS