|Tây Ninh Province will spend VNĐ4.5 trillion (US$194 million) next year on transportation works to improve connectivity with neighbouring provinces and cities. — VNA/VNS Photo for illustration.|
TÂY NINH — The southern province of Tây Ninh plans to start building two new roads and upgrade an existing one next year at an estimated cost of VNĐ4.5 trillion (US$194 million) that will come from both the central and local governments.
Đặng Hoàng Chương, director of the province’s Management Board for Traffic Works Construction and Investment, said the projects would enhance connectivity between cities and provinces in the south-eastern region.
In 2021-25 the province will also build the N8 - 787B - 789 road with a length of 48km and six bridges on route. To run through the province’s Trảng Bàng Town and Dương Minh Châu District and Bình Dương and Bình Phước provinces, it will cost more than VNĐ3.4 trillion (nearly $148 million).
A second new construction will be a 16km section of provincial highway No.794 from Kà Tum junction to Sài Gòn 2 Bridge in HCM City.
The 22.5m, four-lane construction will cost VNĐ500 billion ($21.5 million) and is expected to be completed by 2024.
The highway No.794 connects HCM City with Tây Ninh and Bình Phước provinces.
A third construction involves the upgrade and expansion of a 36.2km long section of provincial highway No. 795 from Tân Biên Town to Dầu Tiếng Reservoir in Tân Châu District.
It will cost VNĐ564 billion (nearly $24.5 million) and be finished in 2024.
Nguyễn Thanh Ngọc, chairman of the Tây Ninh Province People’s Committee, said land acquisition and clearance is underway, and contractors would be selected to soon start construction of the HCM City- Mộc Bài Expressway.
It would be the artery between HCM City and Tây Ninh, and contribute to socio-economic development in the region and create favourable conditions for cross-border trade with Cambodia, he added. — VNS