HCMC – The southern province of Tay Ninh will this year begin work on three road projects, which require an estimated VND4.5 trillion, to better connect with neighboring HCMC, Binh Duong Province and Binh Phuoc Province.
Specifically, the 48-kilometer N8 – 787B – 789 road project, which was designed to have four lanes, will stretch from Trang Bang Town to Duong Minh Chau District of Tay Ninh Province. The project, expected to be executed in the 2021-2025 period, needs an estimated VND3.4 trillion, local media reported.
The project will help improve the road network linking Long An, Tay Ninh, HCMC and Binh Duong and connect the Thanh Thanh Cong Industrial Park in Tay Ninh, Linh Trung III Export Processing Zone in HCMC and a logistics center, an inland container depot and ports in Hung Thuan Commune of Tay Ninh’s Trang Bang Town.
The second project is the 16-kilometer four-lane DT 794 road running from the Ka Tum Intersection in Tay Ninh to the Saigon River in HCMC and passing through Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc. The project costs nearly VND500 and is expected to be completed in 2024.
Tay Ninh will also upgrade and expand the DT 795 road passing through Tan Bien and Tan Chau districts. The 36-kilometer road requires an investment of some VND564 billion and is expected to be completed by 2024.
At present, only National Highway 22 connects Tay Ninh and HCMC but it has deteriorated and is overloaded. During peak hours, traffic congestion often occurs on a section from Cu Chi District to the An Suong Intersection in HCMC and some other sections passing through the Trang Bang Industrial Park.
Tay Ninh and HCMC authorities have coordinated to complete procedures to start work early on the HCMC-Moc Bai Expressway, which is over 53 kilometers. In the first phase, the expressway will have four lanes, cost VND15.9 trillion and is expected to be completed by 2025.
Tay Ninh Chairman Nguyen Thanh Ngoc said once the projects are completed, they would help connect the province with other localities in the southern key economic zone, meet the travel and cargo transport demands, boost socioeconomic development and attract more investment.
Among the three projects, the N8 – 787B – 789 route will use the State budget and the province’s budget, while the investment for the two others will be sourced from the local budget.