The Ministry of Defense plans to hand over a part of its land near Ba Son area to the HCM City People’s Committee to ensure the progress of the Thủ Thiêm 2 Bridge project, which would link District 1 and 2.
HCM City this year plans to open more roads and bridges in an effort to reduce traffic congestion and accidents, according to the city’s Transport Department.
The HCM City administration has asked the Department of Planning and Architecture to work with agencies to propose adjustments to resettlement areas in the Thủ Thiêm new urban area.
Nguyễn Thành Phong, chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, yesterday called on the Ministry of Defence to soon hand over land for construction of the Thủ Thiêm 2 Bridge.
Roads in HCM City’s east are now congested since there has been a surge in the number of vehicles there while work on new roads and bridges is tardy or stalled due to lack of funds.
The city has recently called for private investment under the public-private partnership (PPP) model to kick off several key transport infrastructure projects under in the context of a limited State budget amid increasing transport demand.