Proposal to make two highways in Ho Chi Minh City early

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These are 2 out of 55 urgent projects that have just been proposed by the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City to approve the investment policy in 2021 and submit to the City People’s Council for approval the medium-term plan policy of 2021 – 2025. This is aimed at solving congestion, connecting the region, promoting the potential for connectivity and development between HCMC and neighboring provinces in the next 5 years.


Route 1 goes through the downtown areas. Graphics: Thanh Huyen.

In which, route No. 1 is 9.5 km long, 4 lanes, from Lang Cha Ca intersection running along Tran Quoc Hoan – Phan Thuc Nguyen – Hoang Van Thu (Tan Binh) – Phan Dang Luu – Phan Xich Long ( Phu Nhuan) – intersected with Dien Bien Phu (Binh Thanh). Here, the route splits one branch to go up, the other branch extends along Ngo Tat To street and ends in front of Phu An bridge (ward 22, Binh Thanh), near Metro No.1. The investment of the route is about 17,500 billion VND.

From 2016, this road is planned to invest and build by the city in the BOT form (build – operate – transfer), started in 2017 and completed after 3 years, but has not yet been implemented.


Route 1 going along Hoang Van Thu street, Tan Binh district will relieve congestion in the area of Tan Son Nhat airport. Photo: Quynh Tran.

Route 5 (phase 1 from Station 2 following National Highway 1 to An Suong) is about 21.5 km long, with an investment of nearly 15,500 billion VND.

These two projects have been included in the list of making investment proposals, solving congestion on inner city roads, especially the gateway to Tan Son Nhat airport and National Highway 1 – ring road belt 2 HCMC.

In addition to the overhead road project, a series of other projects are also proposed by the Department of Transport such as the closure of Ring Road 2, the construction of traffic cluster at Tan Son Nhat airport, Cat Lai port, Can Gio bridge (connecting House Be with Can Gio), Ho Chi Minh City – Moc Bai expressway, expanding radial traffic axes including Highway 13 (connecting with Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Central Highlands), Highway 1 and Highway 50 (linking connecting with the southwestern provinces)

To invest in these projects, the Department of Transport of the city proposes a balance from the budget of Ho Chi Minh City about 81,750 billion VND and 68,613 billion VND from socialized capital through public-private partnerships and other sources of capital; In the immediate future, in 2021, it will need nearly 32,900 billion VND.

In addition to routes 1 and 5, the city also has 3 other overhead road projects, including:

– Route No.2 is nearly 12 km long, the beginning point intersects with route 1 at the intersection of Lang Cha Ca – Bui Thi Xuan – Bridge No. 5 on Nhieu Loc canal – extends along Dam Sen Park – Bau Trau canal – Huong Lo 2 ends at the intersection of Highway 1.

– Route No.3 is longer than 8 km, the starting point intersects with route No. 2 at Thanh Thai street (District 10) – Ly Thai To – Nguyen Van Cu – Ong Lon – Nguyen Van Linh canal.

– Route No.4 is 7.3 km long, starting from Highway 1 (intersecting with route 5) – Vuon Lai – crossing Vam Thuat – Phan Chu Trinh river and connecting to Dien Bien Phu, intersecting with route 1.

5 routes with a total length of nearly 71 km, approved by the Government in 2013, are expected to reduce congestion in HCMC. However, for many years, no project has been implemented due to lack of capital.

Source: – Translated by