$322-mln bridge proposed across Mekong tributary

Created 28 October 2022
  • PDF
Editor Choice
Share
(1 vote, average 5.00 out of 5)

 Dong Thap Province has proposed a bridge across the Tien River, a Mekong tributary, to boost regional connectivity.

$322-mln bridge proposed across Mekong tributary

Sa Dec Bridge will stretch 2.5 kilometers apart from 11 kilometers of leading roads to link Sa Dec Town and Cao Lanh District.

The bridge will have four lanes for vehicles to move at 80 kph, Dong Thap authorities proposed at a meeting on Wednesday with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The province estimated that the bridge will cost VND8 trillion ($322 million) and asked for loans from the ADB and JICA.

If approved, it will start work on the project in 2026 for completion in 2031.

The province said the bridge will link with An Huu – Cao Lanh Expressway, on which construction has started.

Once completed, it will boost connectivity not just for Dong Thap but the Mekong Delta because the expressway will link to Trung Luong – My Thuan Expressway, which runs through Tien Giang Province to connect with HCMC – Trung Luong Expressway, the only expressway linking Ho Chi Minh City with the Mekong Delta.

There are now three bridges across the Tien River and two others under construction.

 

Source: VNE

Maybe You Also Interesting :

» Traffic congestion major problem for southern Vietnam: PM

Traffic congestion is a major challenge for southeastern Vietnam, a key manufacturing area including HCMC, where only 50 km of expressway was completed in the...

» 663 Saigon families to be relocated for ring road construction

Ring Road No.3 will affect 1,670 families in Ho Chi Minh City and 663 of them will be resettled, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment said.

» Ho Chi Minh City and the limits of growth

The Kenh Te Bridge may just be one representative example of the dangers of growth outpacing development, but without dramatic changes, its congestion will be...