Transport Engineering Design Inc (TEDI) has submitted to the HCMC People’s Committee a traffic connectivity project between HCMC and seven provinces in the southern key economic zone, announced the HCMC Department of Transport yesterday.
The seven provinces include Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Tien Giang, Long An, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai and Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
According to the project, the zone will have nine main urban roads and five above ground routes to facilitate traffic between HCMC and the provinces.
In addition, HCMC will supplement Cat Lai bridge to link District 2 up to Nhon Trach district in Dong Nai and build Can Gio bridge to connect Can Gio with Nha Be district to develop these two rural districts.
The company also suggested connecting main roads of HCMC with the provinces, for instance, outer belt road no.2 in Thu Duc with outer belt road no.3 in Go Cong, Tien Giang; HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay with National Highway 1A in Dong Nai.
HCMC-Moc Bai route will be lengthened to Xa Mat border gate in Tay Ninh province. Ho Chi Minh Highway will be adjusted by connecting Trang Bang, Tay Ninh with Thanh Hoa, Long An instead of traveling a Z shape route to Duc Hoa, Long An as present.
The company also proposed to link the east and the west, from Vam Co estuary to Cai Mep-Thi Vai seaport complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau and from Dong Nai to Thi Vai river. Inland transit ports should be opened to collect and transport cargo to large ports.
A railway branch will need to be built to link Binh Trieu station up to Saigon-Can Tho railway route.
Making suggestions for the project, Dong Nai province’s Transport Department proposed building Highway 51. Binh Duong’s department wanted to soon invest in 24.5 kilometer outer belt road no.3 and 46.2 kilometer outer belt road no. 4 across the province.
The HCMC Transport Department said that it would closely coordinate with provincial transport departments to urgently implement above-mentioned projects.