|Numerous highway plans have been carried out to improve regional development. The HCM City - Bình Phước Highway is expected to improve traffic conditions - Photo vnexpress.com|
HCM City - A highway connecting HCM City, Thủ Dầu Một (Bình Dương) and Chơn Thành (Bình Phước) will be built in the 2021-25 period under an agreement between HCM City and the Bình Phước People's Committees on March 18.
The PM agreed that the Bình Phước People’s Committee would monitor the investment process of the project.
Bình Phước has proposed lengthening the highway to 70 kilometres instead of 69 kilometres as planned.
It is estimated to cost about VNĐ36 trillion (US$1.5 billion), including VNĐ17 trillion (US$736 million) from the state budget and VNĐ19 trillion (US$825.7 million) from private investors.
The part through Bình Phước will consist of six lanes sharing the same design as the Đắk Nông - Chơn Thành Highway.
The 1.5 kilometres through HCM City from the Gò Dừa intersection to the border with Bình Dương will be built as an elevated road and cost VNĐ3 trillion.
Another part through Bình Dương costing VNĐ30 trillion (US$1.3 billion) will be 57 kilometers long, of which 28 kilometres will be an elevated highway. There will be 10 overpasses. The last part through Bình Phước with a length of 11.5 kilometres will cost VNĐ3 trillion (US$130 million).
The provinces are seeking State support for capital investment, including clearance costs.
The HCM - Thủ Dầu Một - Chơn Thành Highway will contribute to the national highway network and connect key cities, facilitating socio-economic development in Bình Phước and the Central Highlands provinces, according to the Bình Phước People’s Committee. VNS