Two more bridge projects approved to link HCMC and Dong Nai

By Phuoc Tuan   March 9, 2023 | 03:24 pm PT
Two more bridge projects approved to link HCMC and Dong Nai
Cat Lai Port on the Dong Nai River, a natural border between Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai Province. Photo by VnExpress/Gia Minh
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and the industrial hub of Dong Nai Province have agreed to build two more bridges across the Dong Nai River, which divides the two areas.

According to the agreement, the Dong Nai 2 Bridge will link Dong Nai's Long Thanh District with Thu Duc City, while the Phu My 2 Bridge will link Nhon Trach District with HCMC’s District 7.

Dong Nai said it wants to build the two bridges in 2026 – 2030.

Dong Nai, the eastern gateway to HCMC, is separated from the southern economic hub by rivers such as the Dong Nai, Long Tau, Dong Tranh and Thi Vai rivers. Therefore, bridges play an important role in connecting these two localities, especially when the Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai Province is put into operation.

Until now, there is only one bridge, Long Thanh, linking the two areas.

Though it was approved in 2017, the Cat Lai Bridge project has not been built yet due to the failure by the two localities to agree on where the bridge should be located.

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