A new bridge linking Mai Chi Tho Highway with Thạnh Mỹ Lợi in HCM City’s District 2 has opened to traffic. It passes through Diamond, the only natural island in the city. VNS Photo Viet Nam News HCM CITY — A bridge that passes through Diamond Island in HCM City’s District 2 to link Mai Chi Tho Highway with Thạnh Mỹ Lợi residential area was opened to traffic on Wednesday, according to the city Department of Transport. The four-lane bridge is 300 metres long and 22 metres wide, cost VNĐ93 billion (US$4 million). Nguyễn Mỹ Lợi, a resident of District 2, said: “I used to take 20 minutes to reach District 1 but thanks to this bridge now I take [only] 10 minutes. The bridge is wide and beautiful.” The works included a 291m bridge over the Giồng Ông Tố River, planting of trees and a lighting system. According to Lê Ngọc Hùng, director of the Urban Management … [Read more...] about HCM City’s District 2 gets new bridge
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VietNamNet Bridge – The chairman of the HCM City’s People’s Committee has urged district authorities to seek long-term measures to free up pavements in an aim to beautify the city and maintain security and order. Speaking at a meeting held yesterday in the city, Nguyen Thanh Phong said the city was committed to clearing up most pavements across 24 districts to create a civilised and modern city with high living standards. He said, however, that long-term tasks required concerted efforts from the entire Politburo and agencies. All districts must be committed to resolving the pavement encroachment issue by the end of the year, he added. Districts have also been urged to modify the laws about pavement encroachment that are no longer appropriate. In addition, Phong urged district authorities to resolve the problem of illegal buses operating in the city. The key is to improve people’s awareness of pavement encroachment and traffic safety, he said. Recently, many … [Read more...] about HCM City’s districts to submit plans on how to clear pavements by year-end
An old stone tomb built more than 100 years ago was found when local residents were digging ground to make a path to Phú Thọ Post Office, located on Lý Thường Kiệt Street in HCM City's District 10. The tomb, more than 1.2 metres wide and 2 metres long, had a stone stele that tilted after the digging process. The stele was inscribed with the name of Mr. Nguyễn Văn Xương living in Châu Thành and Chợ Lớn. The maker of the tomb was Xương's nephew named Nguyễn Văn Hậu. The tomb may have been built in the Year of the Snake (1905). Other local scholars said the tomb was built in 1845 under the reign of Emperor Minh Mạng (1820 - 1840). However, given the job title of Nguyễn Văn Xương carved on the stele, some researchers disagreed about the 1845 date. The leaders of Phú Thọ Post Office said they had postponed construction to wait for more directions from the authorities. Phạm Thành Nam, head of the heritage division under the HCM City Department of Culture and Sports, was quoted as saying … [Read more...] about Old tomb uncovered in HCM City District 10
VietNamNet Bridge - The HCM City People's Committee has urged authorities at the district level to speed up land acquisition so that construction of the Metro Line No.1 can start next September. $500m MoU signed for HCM City's second metro line A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a loan for HCM City's metro line 2 worth US$500 million was signed between the municipal People's Committee and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday. The metro's second line is 20km long, connecting Thu Thiem new urban area in District 2 and An Suong Bus Station in District 12. The $1.4 billion project uses assistance from the ADB, European Investment Bank and German Development Bank. The line, of which construction already started in 2010, is expected to go operational in 2016. … [Read more...] about HCM City: US$2.07 billion metro project to get going this Sept.
VietNamNet Bridge - Construction of HCM City's Metro Line 1, the first in the country, will begin on August 28. Preparatory work has wrapped up after an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract to build the overhead section of the metro's first route was signed on May 16. … [Read more...] about HCM City’s $2 billion metro in the future