Ring road linking HCMC, four neighbors to be built in 2024

By Gia Minh   May 24, 2022 | 12:32 am PT
Ring road linking HCMC, four neighbors to be built in 2024
A section of Ben Luc - Long Thanh Expressway, which connects Long An and Dong Nai provinces, in Ho Chi Minh City, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Work will start in 2024 on a 200-kilometer ring road through Ho Chi Minh City and the provinces of Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Long An, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

Costing VND100 trillion ($4.3 billion), Ring Road No. 4 will run in a circle with six-eight lanes through the southern metropolis and provinces of Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Long An, which are all home to major industrial hubs, and Ba Ria – Vung Tau, which hosts the major seaport hub of Vung Tau, according to a final plan agreed recently by the five localities.

The plan was developed after then Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc allowed the city and four provinces to make decisions on the road last September.

Ring Road No. 4 will span 18 kilometers in Ba Ria – Vung Tau, 45 kilometers in Dong Nai, 71 kilometers from Long An’s Ben Luc Town to Hiep Phuoc Port complex in HCMC’s Nha Be District, 17 kilometers in HCMC and 49 kilometers in Binh Duong.

Each locality will be responsible for the section as assigned.

In a statement sent to the four provinces Monday, HCMC's Transport Department said the city will complete the pre-feasibility study report to decide the investment policy for its section within March next year.

An investor will be chosen in mid-2024 so that work can start on the section within that year.

Construction will last three years for the road to be open to traffic in the first quarter of 2028.

It has suggested other localities to do the same and asked them to speed up the site clearance process and choose contractor packages so construction of Ring Road No. 4, a major boost to regional connectivity, would not fall behind schedule.

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