|HCM City aims to promote waterway transportation. -- eva.vn|
HCM City – The HCM City People’s Committee has approved two river dredging projects in District 9 at a total cost of VNĐ2 trillion (US$91 million) to improve the capacity of its waterways to transport cargo and reduce the pressure on roads.
The first involves dredging two canals linking the Môn and Kinh Rivers and the Bà Đa – Giáng canal, and building two bridges along Long Thuận Street and Long Thuận Street Extension.
The work will cost VNĐ868 billion ($38.6 million) and be completed in 2019.
The second project involves dredging of the Tắc River and building a new Trường Phước Bridge.
They are expected to facilitate transportation between the city’s eastern part and Đồng Nai Province, ease pressure on roads and reduce the number of vessels on the Sài Gòn River.
The city hopes to develop a port system aligned with its road and waterway systems to facilitate easy transport and improve logistics.
In another development, the Korean International Cooperation Agency has promised the city $2.04 million for a pre-feasibility study for the monorail No 2 system linking National Highway No 50 and the Bình Qưới urban area starting in mid-2019.
The monorail is expected to carry 316 passengers in six coaches at speeds of 30 – 70 km/h.
The system will be 27.2km long with a depot in Phong Phú Commune, Bình Chánh District. -- VNS