The 5th session of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council, term X, finished yesterday with 12 major resolutions approved. These resolutions will have tremendous impacts on socio-economic development of the city and the life of residents here in the next few years.
It is planned that VND420,000 billion (US$18.4 billion) will be allocated to traffic projects from 2021-2025. Except for the regular maintenance expenses, there will be over VND80,000 ($3.5 billion) per year for traffic facilities construction. Such a large sum has raised concern in the community as to the implementation capacity, progress administration and quality control of those projects. SGGP News has conducted an interview with Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The regarding these matters.
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee announced the assignment of its Vice Chairman Le Hoa Binh to related state agencies to help major traffic projects in the city overcome their current obstacles as soon and effectively as possible.