|Đồng Nai Province will be responsible for Cát Lái Bridge project.— Photo vietnamnet.vn|
HCM CITY— The authorities of HCM City and Đồng Nai Province agreed to select Đồng Nai Province as the leader in the Cát Lái Bridge project.
The bridge will cross Đồng Nai River and link the city’s District 2 with Nhơn Trạch District in Đồng Nai Province.
Approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, the project has been delayed because of a lack of funds.
The 4-km long and 55m high Cát Lái Bridge, with six lanes for motor vehicles and three mixed lanes, is expected to ease crowding on Cát Lái Ferry, which is a key link from HCM City to Đồng Nai and Bà Rịa- Vũng Tàu provinces.
The Cát Lái Ferry carries an average 40,000 to 45,000 vehicles per day and up to 100,000 vehicles on peak days, according to the city’s Department of Transport.
The bridge is expected to create favourable traffic conditions for socio-economic development in HCM City and Đồng Nai Province.
Trần Văn Vĩnh, deputy chairman of Đồng Nai Province’s People’s Committee, said the province would complete the project as soon as possible
Total investment is VNĐ7.2 trillion (US$308 million). Construction is expected to start by 2020. — VNS