Work starts on bridge to Kim Cuong Island in HCMC

Thursday, 2017-09-07 04:40:17
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The Kim Cuong (Diamond) Island in District 2
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NDO - The Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Transport commenced the construction of a bridge to Kim Cuong (Diamond) Island in District 2 on September 7.

The bridge, which will span the Sai Gon River, will begin stretch from Thanh My Loi residential area to Mai Chi Tho Street in District 2.

The project is estimated to cost VND493 billion (US$21.69 million) which is sourced from the city's budget and contributions from private enterprises.

The bridge is 291m long, 22m wide and has four lanes. It is scheduled for completion in 2019.

Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City's People Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen said that the bridge to Kim Cuong Island is of significant importance to the city in a bid to reduce traffic pressure on Dong Van Cong Street in District 2 and around the Cat Lai Port.

The project also includes the construction of an embankment along the Sai Gon River to connect with the current 254m-embankment, construction of a road along the Sai Gon River to connect with the existing riverside road of 416m length, extension of the current 40m long culvert, and the installation of a lighting and tree system.