A new inter-regional road worth VNĐ6.6 trillion (US$285 million) will improve transport connections between HCM City and Đồng Nai Province. — Photo plo.vn
ĐỒNG NAI — An inter-regional road between HCM City and the southern province of Đồng Nai will be built at an estimated cost of VNĐ6.6 trillion (US$285 million).
Đồng Nai Province’s People’s Committee met last week with departments, agencies and localities to discuss details about the new inter-regional road project which will be about 45km long and 40m wide.
The road will begin from Belt Ring Road No 3 in District 9, go through National No 51, Dầu Dây-Long Thành Intersection and National No 1, and end at inter-provincial road No 769 in Đồng Nai Province.
Trần Văn Vĩnh, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the new inter-regional road project would relieve traffic pressure on Đồng Nai Bridge and the HCM City-Long Thành-Dầu Giây Expressway.
After completion, the road is expected to meet transport demand between HCM City and Đồng Nai Province and serve the Long Thành International Airport in the future.
The province will continue to work with HCM City on the construction time and investment form before submitting a detailed plan to the Ministry of Transport for approval.
HCM City and Đồng Nai are among eight localities in the Southern Key Economic Zone. A more effective transport network and closer regional linkages could boost economic growth in the region. — VNS