Ho Chi Minh City is researching to build an 80km long Saigon River road connecting the Southeast region. In the immediate future, from now until 2030, the 4km long section from Ba Son bridge to Binh Trieu bridge will be completed, with a total investment of about 3,500 billion VND.
By 2030, there will be 4 km of roads along the Saigon River
The information was given by Mr. Bui Hoa An – Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport at the seminar “Potential for developing yachts and economy along the Saigon River”, on December 12.
According to Mr. Bui Hoa An, Saigon River has a strategic position in the Ho Chi Minh City transportation network, connecting the largest economic center in the South with the Southeast provinces. Infrastructure investment and economic development along the Saigon River will bring many benefits to Ho Chi Minh City.
Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport said that Ho Chi Minh City had the idea of researching an 80 km long Saigon River road to connect the Southeast region. Currently, city departments are doing preliminary research on the riverside road, the section from Ba Son bridge to Binh Trieu is about 4 km long, 30 m wide, with a total investment of about 3,500 billion VND.
“Ho Chi Minh City will apply Resolution 98 of the National Assembly to attract resources to build roads along the Saigon River. It is expected that after researching, formulating a project, and submitting it to the People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City, a beautiful 4 km long road along the Saigon River will be formed by 2030″ – Mr. An said.
According to Mr. Bui Hoa An, the Saigon riverside road will create a new traffic axis along the city’s North-South corridor, connecting traffic in District 12, Hoc Mon and Cu Chi districts with the city center. This route also connects Ring Roads 2, 3, 4 and expressways, helping to reduce pressure on road traffic.
“The riverside route also opens up new directions for urban development, trade and services, creating highlights for the river landscape, developing tourism and riverside services, and developing the riverside economy. Exploiting land funds along the Saigon River also helps create a large source of revenue for local budgets for reinvestment and development” – Mr. An said.
Ho Chi Minh City invests in 164 more wharves
The formation of the Saigon Riverside route is expected to help waterway and road traffic develop together. In recent years and especially in recent times, Ho Chi Minh City has paid great attention to developing waterway infrastructure in general and river tourism products in particular.
In particular, Ho Chi Minh City attracts investment in the form of socialization in building, upgrading and completing infrastructure, wharves, yards, facilities… to serve tourists.
Currently, Thu Duc City and other districts are updating the planning of 411 inland waterway wharves for the period 2020 – 2030 into the zoning and detailed planning of each locality. Of these, there are 247 berths in operation and 164 berths proposed for new construction.
According to statistics, Ho Chi Minh City has about 100 yachts and 100 canoes. In fact, the demand for yachting in recent years is growing, but the problem of lack of berths and services for yachts is a challenge.
Mr. Nguyen Tran Huu Thang – General Secretary of Thu Duc City Yacht Club raised the issue that businesses today want to invest in marinas based on available riverside land. Can businesses register these lands in proposed locations for inland waterway planning and what are the procedures?
According to Mr. Bui Hoa An, businesses that want to propose to build marinas can propose to local leaders. On that basis, localities will have a written proposal to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport to update the planning of 411 inland waterway ports for the period 2020 – 2030.
According to Labor Newspaper