1,500 billion VND to expand National Highway 50, connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Long An and the western provinces

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The project of building and expanding National Highway 50 has a length of nearly 7 km with a total investment of nearly 1,500 billion VND. The project will be implemented in 4 years, from 2021 to 2024. National Highway 50 connects Ho Chi Minh City with Long An province and western provinces, enhancing connectivity for the Ben Luc – Long Thanh expressway.

Project to expand National Highway 50 section through Binh Chanh. Photo: Cao Thang

The Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City has just reported to the City Council on the proposal of investment policy in the construction and expansion project of National Highway 50 (NH50), Binh Chanh district. The project is expected to be implemented in 4 years, from 2021 to 2024.

The project management board for investment and construction of traffic works in Ho Chi Minh City is proposed to be the project investor, in the form of public investment. The total investment is nearly 1,500 billion VND from the central budget (687 billion VND) and the Ho Chi Minh City budget (812 billion VND).

The total length of the line is about 6.92 km including section 1 of 4.36 km of new construction of the parallel road National Highway 50 and section 2 of 2.56 km expansion of the existing National Highway 50 (excluding section QL50 within the scope of ben Luc – Long Thanh expressway project); Construction of 2 Ba Big bridges and Mr. Don bridge; build a system of sewers, lighting, trees, traffic signs complete according to the level of water.

According to the Department of Transport, compensation, support and resettlement are separated into separate sub-projects. The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has assigned the People’s Committee of Binh Chanh District to organize the implementation since 2007. Up to now, the number of households that have received the handover surface has reached 417/729 households. The work of compensation, support and resettlement, relocation of technical infrastructure works continues to be carried out, completed in 2023.

The investment in the construction and expansion of National Highway 50 will strengthen the capacity of exploiting the transport route connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Long An province and western provinces, strengthening the connection for Ben Luc – Long Thanh expressway with the main roads and belts of the city. , promoting the effective role of projects in the region that have been implementing construction investment. At the same time, National Highway 50 also solves traffic congestion and pulls down traffic accidents, gradually completing and completing the transport network according to the approved transport development plan of Ho Chi Minh City to 2020 and the vision after 2020.

Source: ndh.vn – Translated by fintel.vn