HCMC needs a total investment capital of more than VND970 trillion (US$40.64 billion) for the synchronous development of transport infrastructure from now until 2030, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Transport, Bui Hoa An said in a forum on the role, infrastructure and human resource of the city’s logistics industry that was held by the HCMC People’s Committee on September 30.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and other National Assembly (NA) deputies of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho met with voters in Ninh Kieu, Cai Rang and Phong Dien districts on July 10 to inform about outcomes of the 15th legislature’s third session.
In the coming time, the Government will continue to improve the Mekong Delta planning system, especially related to transport infrastructure. In the next five years, the Government will invest more than VND100,000 billion (US$4.2 billion) to develop traffic and transportation in this region.
Thu Thiem 2 Bridge crossing the Saigon River, connecting the city center on the side of District 1 to the Thu Thiem New Urban Area on the side of Thu Duc City, was officially opened to traffic on the morning of April 28 to serve travel needs of citizens on the occasion of the upcoming holiday of the Reunification Day.
After the SGGP Newspaper published a series of articles about traffic knots in the Mekong Delta region with real-life records showing that the transport infrastructure is hindering the development speed of this potential region. The newspaper interviewed Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Duy Lam about the related issues.
For many years, traffic at the gateways of Ho Chi Minh City has always been overloaded. Especially, the direction to the Mekong Delta provinces is often congested. Although the number of transport infrastructure investment projects in this area is not small, the number of deployed projects is not high.
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has been exploiting several resources to improve its traffic infrastructure to make way for its comprehensive development. The key facilities have finished now to allow the city to conveniently connect with other provinces as well as boosting the general image of HCMC itself.
In the face of severe traffic congestion in Southern areas, proposals to enhance the transport infrastructure based on authentic travelling needs were filed by HCMC Department of Transport to the city People’s Committee, said Mr. Tran Quang Lam, Director of the Department of Transport.
Cam Ranh International Airport in the central province of Khanh Hoa on June 30 officially opened a new terminal for international services (first phase) which has a total investment of over 3.7 trillion VND (164 million USD).
The opening of the Cao Lanh Bridge in the southern province of Dong Thap last week to link two banks of Tien River has signaled a promising development for the Mekong Delta. Yet, on the same route, the halt in the construction of Vam Cong Bridge over Hau River, along with the ineffective use of Trung Luong – My Thuan highway and the difficulty in directing transport flows for ships into Hau River, gravely hinders that expected development.
Ho Chi Minh City prioritises investment in green hi-tech industries, urban development and transport infrastructure, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen at an investment promotion conference held in the city on October 11.