HCMC ring road section running through Dong Nai will cost $110M

By Phuoc Tuan   February 27, 2023 | 12:28 am PT
HCMC ring road section running through Dong Nai will cost $110M
Dong Nai River, the natural border between Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai Province. Photo by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan
An 11.2-kilometer section of Ho Chi Minh City's Ring Road No.3 that will run through Dong Nai Province will cost VND2.6 trillion (US$109.8 million).

The authorities of Dong Nai Province, which borders HCMC, last Sunday approved building the section beginning in June.

Linking Vinh Thanh Commune with Thu Duc City of HCMC, the section will comprise a five-kilometer section of expressway with eight lanes for vehicles to move at 100kph. It is expected that the section will be completed in 2026.

HCMC Ring Road No.3 will run more than 90 kilometers (56 miles), including an 8.2-kilometer section in HCMC. It will also pass through the city's three neighbors, Binh Duong, Long An and Dong Nai provinces, which are all industrial hubs.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh ordered last month that HCMC must finish its section of the road by April 2025.

Since it was approved in 2011, only 16 kilometers have been completed, all in Binh Duong.

HCMC and its neighbors agree that the ring road is necessary to tackle chronic traffic jams in several places.

When finished, it will have eight lanes allowing vehicles to travel at 100 kph.

The road is expected to cost VND75.38 trillion (US$3.2 billion) with funding coming from the government and official development assistance loans.

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