A connection ceremony of the Thu Thiem Tunnel under the Saigon River linking Ho Chi Minh City’s districts 1 and 2 was organized on Tuesday.
|A photo taken Sep. 21, 2010 shows the entrance to the Thu Thiem Tunnel on the District 1 side (Photo: VNExpress)|
The ceremony of the first under-river tunnel in Vietnam took place on the district 1 side.
|Map made by Tuoi Tre Newspaper shows the Thu Thiem Tunnel position in Ho Chi Minh City|
The tunnel is about 1,490m long and 33m wide with four immersed sections beneath the Saigon River, with the final section’s installation being completed early last month.
The six-lane tunnel with maximum permissible speed at 60 kilometers an hour will facilitate the traffic from the city downtown to the Thu Thiem New Urban Area.