Two more bridges connecting HCMC and Dong Nai proposed

By VNA   February 9, 2023 | 11:33 pm PT
Two more bridges connecting HCMC and Dong Nai proposed
An illustration of the Nhon Trach Bridge, which is expected to connect HCMC and Dong Nai in 2025. Photo courtesy of the My Thuan Project Management Board
The Transport Department of Ho Chi Minh City has proposed building two more bridges to enhance transport connectivity between the southern economic hub and its neighbor Dong Nai Province.

The bridges are Phu My 2 that links the southern part of HCMC with Dong Nai's Nhon Trach District and Dong Nai 2 connecting Thu Duc City in HCMC with Long Thanh District in Dong Nai.

According to the Road Network Development Plan for 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, there will be five bridges across a 40-kilometer river section between the two localities, namely Dong Nai, Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Cat Lai and Phuoc Khanh.

Of them, only two bridges, Dong Nai and Long Thanh, have been opened to traffic while Nhon Trach and Phuoc Khanh will not be completed until 2025 and work timeline on Cat Lai bridge remains unknown given differences over where the bridge should be located.

Therefore, Dong Nai and Long Thanh bridges have become overloaded.

The Dong Nai Department of Transport has coordinated with a consultant to review the relevant plan and forecast the number of vehicle movements between Dong Nai and HCMC.

Dong Nai, the eastern gateway of HCMC, is separated from the southern economic hub by rivers such as Dong Nai, Long Tau, Dong Tranh and Thi Vai. 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.

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