Deputy PM Hoàng Trung Hải on Saturday attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the Sài Gòn Bridge No. 2 linking Bình Thạnh District to District 2 in Hồ Chí Minh City.
The ground-breaking ceremony of Sài Gòn Bridge 2
The project, with an investment capital of nearly VND 1.5 trillion (US $71.4 million) is being carried out by the HCM City Infrastructure & Investment Joint Stock Company.
The 987m long, 23.5m wide, four-lane bridge will run parallel with the current Saigon Bridge . It is scheduled to be completed in 21 months.
The new bridge is expected to reduce the volume of traffic on the existing bridge, which was built over five decades ago.
By Quang Minh (VGP)