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HCM City, Đồng Nai seek urgent approval of Cát Lái Bridge project

Update: April, 22/2019 - 08:44
The Cát Lái Bridge project will be supervised by HCM City and Đồng Nai Province authorities. — Photo 

HCM CITY — The HCM City People’s Committee and Đồng Nai Province met on Thursday (April 18) to discuss details about the Cát Lái Bridge project, which will connect District 2 in HCM City to Nhơn Trạch District in Đồng Nai Province.

The project will be submitted to the Prime Minister for approval soon.

Earlier this year, the Government chose Đồng Nai as the project leader. The province has proposed dividing the project into three sections.

The 4km long and 55m high Cát Lái Bridge will have six lanes for motor vehicles and two mixed lanes. It is expected to ease crowding on Cát Lái Ferry and become a key link from HCM City to Đồng Nai and Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu provinces.

In addition, when Long Thành International Airport is completed, the bridge and the provincial highway No. 25C will connect HCM City and the new airport

The first section of the road, which is 623m long in District 2, leads to the bridge. The province has asked the Government to choose HCM City to be the leader of the work on the section.

The total investment of the first section is VNĐ755 billion (US$32.6 million), including VNĐ215 billion ($9.2 million) for construction costs and VNĐ540 billion ($23.3 million) for site clearance.

The second section, which is 263m long in Nhơn Trạch District, leads to the bridge. The province will be in charge of this section.

The total investment of this section is VNĐ410 billion ($17.7 million) including VNĐ134 billion ($5.7 million) for construction costs and VNĐ276 billion ($11.9 million) for site clearance.

The provincial People's Committee will also be in charge of construction of the bridge with total investment of VNĐ4.9 trillion ($211.6 million) in the form of build-operate-transfer (BOT).

Trần Vĩnh Tuyến, vice chairman of the city’s committee, said the city agreed with the proposed plan.

Tuyến said the city departments would study the investment form and closely monitor procedures and funding of the project. — VNS

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