HCMC told to choose optimal solution to build An Phu Intersection
By Le Anh
|An artist’s impression of the An Phu Intersection project in Thu Duc City, HCMC – PHOTO: HCMC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT|
HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has asked the HCMC government to study and choose the most optimal solution to develop the An Phu Intersection in Thu Duc City that costs over VND5.1 trillion.
On April 7, the ministry worked with the city and the consulting firm of the project to discuss the preliminary design solution and scale of the project.
As for the construction, the ministry asked the city to direct the investor and the consulting firm to ensure safety as there will be two railways passing through the intersection in the future.
The ministry also required the city to build a railway bridge under the projected flyover and plan branches of the flyover to ensure traffic safety.
During the construction process, the municipal government must come up with an optimal solution to ensure the economic and technical factors and organize traffic smoothly at the construction site.
The prime minister in late 2020 asked the HCMC government to complete investment procedures before May 31 this year and submit the project to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
The HCMC government has assigned the municipal Department of Transport to prepare for the execution of the project and is completing procedures to submit the project to the municipal People’s Council for approval at its meeting on April 23.
In October last year, the city proposed the Ministry of Planning and Investment review and allocate VND3.3 trillion from the State budget in the 2021-2025 period for the project. The remainder will be sourced from the city’s budget.
The intersection, when completed, will be a three-level structure, accommodating overpasses and a tunnel. It is the starting point of the approach road to the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway and the end point of Luong Dinh Cua Street, and often sees heavy traffic jams.