HCM City approves transport infrastructure plan

January 18, 2021 - 08:54
HCM City is expected to propose breakthrough solutions and develop appropriate plans to develop a modern, highly connected transport system.


Hà Nội Highway and Metro line No 1 in District 2. HCM City has developed a transport infrastructure plan for the 2021-30 period. — Photo sggp.org.vn

HCM CITY — The People's Committee of HCM City has approved an infrastructure development project for the 2021-30.

Of note, the city will propose breakthrough solutions and develop appropriate plans to develop a modern, highly connected transport system.

The plan aims to reduce traffic congestion and accidents, and meet the needs of socio-economic development.

It includes solutions for management policies, transport infrastructure, and capital and investment policies.

The city will mobilise capital to speed up the progress of projects such as the ring roads No 3 and No 4, Cát Lái Bridge and Cần Giờ Bridge.

At a meeting last week, Lê Hòa Bình, deputy head of the city’s People Committee, directed the Department of Transport to coordinate with departments, and People's Committees of 24 districts and other units to implement the project.

The department will be responsible for advising the People's Committee, assigning responsibilities to all levels and sectors, and ensuring the progress, consistency, quality and efficiency of the project.

Annually, the Department will report to the People's Committee on the progress of the project, in addition to coordinating with departments, agencies and units to propose adjustments to comply with regulations.

Recently, the city completed a number of major transport projects, and plans to complete many others by 2025 that will ease congestion at its gateways and improve connectivity with neighbouring provinces.

In addition, works on many long-stalled infrastructure projects in HCM City will resume this year.

The projects include Long Kiểng Bridge in Nhà Bè District, Tang Long and Nam Lý bridges in District 9, the upgrading and expansion of projects at Lương Định Của and Nguyễn Văn Hườnng streets in District 2, and road No 9 in Hóc Môn District.

The management boards of these projects are coordinating with the municipal Department of Transport and other departments and agencies to simplify procedures, improve bidding quality, and enhance the supervision of projects to promptly eliminate obstacles. — VNS