Dong Nai province asked to build Cat Lai bridge

Dong Nai province asked to build Cat Lai bridge

Prime Minister (PM) Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed in writting to assign Dong Nai People's Committee to carry out Cat Lai Bridge project.
04:00, 03/09/2019

Under the Official Document No. 1094 / TTg-CN, Dong Nai People's Committee will closely coordinate with Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in carrying out the project in accordance with current regulations. As expected, construction of the two- tower cable stayed bridge will be kicked off next year.

Dong Nai province is asigned to build Cat Lai bridge to replace Cat Lai ferry.

Cat Lai bridge, connecting HCMC and Dong Nai, has the total length of 3,782 meters including 650 meter-long, 37.7 meter- wide main bridge allowing six lanes for motor vehicles and three mixed lanes, 1.5 meter- wide pedestrian space for each sides.

As this is the large-scale construction project with total investment capital of nearly VND 7.2 trillion ($ 310 million), Dong Nai authorities proposed to separate the Cat Lai Bridge construction project into three component projects in case of the unfeasible implementation under BOT form.

Specifically, HCMC will carry out the 623 meter- long road section leading to the bridge in HCMC under Built- transfer (BT) form while the People’s Committee of Dong Nai province will undertake 263 meter- long road section leading to the bridge under BOT form.

Construction of the bridge is expected to contribute to not only solving traffic congestion passing through current ferry, reducing a high volume of vehicles and traffic congestion for the HCMC- Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway but also connecting the traffic network of the South’s triangular economic zone including HCMC, Dong Nai, and Ba Ria- Vung Tau.

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