Recently, the functional agencies of the two localities of Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh City continued to meet to discuss the plan to build Cat Lai bridge connecting Nhon Trach district (Dong Nai province) with District 2 (HCMC).
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Accordingly, at the meeting, the two sides discussed to finalize the final plan. In order to have the most optimal final solution, in addition to determining the location and scale, currently 2 localities Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh City are asking the consulting unit to clarify some issues related to the construction. Cat Lai Bridge.
Mr. Tu Nam Thanh, Director of the Department of Transport and Communications, said that the project to build Cat Lai bridge through 2 areas with the goal of connecting traffic, promoting socio-economic development of the two provinces and cities in the region. Southern key economy. Currently, the Department of Transport and Communications has been assigned by the People's Committee of Dong Nai Province as an investor, so it is carrying out investment procedures according to regulations. Therefore, the province is also coordinating with Ho Chi Minh City to determine the scope, scale, and volume of ground clearance... in order to have a basis for a financial plan to build Cat Lai bridge.
The functional agencies of the two localities also requested the consulting unit to consult the Vietnam Maritime Administration on the bridge statics, to ensure that it is suitable for navigational channels and the current situation of the area as a basis for selecting the plan. suitable span structure for Cat Lai bridge. According to Mr. Tu Nam Thanh, the proposed solution for bridge static is that Cat Lai bridge will have a static height of 55m, ensuring that ships with a tonnage of 60,000 tons can enter and exit Cat Lai port normally.
At the same time, at the meeting, the two sides also discussed the lane options, basically giving priority to the 6-lane bridge option. In August 2019, the Prime Minister officially agreed to assign the People's Committee of Dong Nai province to be the competent state agency to implement the project to build Cat Lai bridge to replace the existing ferry.
Immediately after that, the Provincial People's Committee had working sessions with the provincial authorities to plan the construction of Cat Lai bridge to have a basis to work with the authorities of Ho Chi Minh City to reach consensus. bridge construction plan.
Specifically, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Cao Tien Dung has agreed to choose two options including: location 1 (according to the additional planning dossier approved by the Prime Minister in May 2017), direction The route of Cat Lai bridge has a connection point with the My Thuy intersection project, going along Nguyen Thi Dinh street in District 2 (HCMC), then will cross the Dong Nai river to connect the road to Cat Lai port. For this option, Cat Lai bridge will have 3 options including 4, 6 and 8 lanes.
For option 2,
The location of Cat Lai bridge has a starting point connecting with Ring Road 2 (about 450m from the gate of Phu My toll station, more than 1km from My Thuy intersection), then follow the internal road, cutting through Ky Ha canal in the area. District 2 (HCMC) then cross the Dong Nai River to connect the road to Cat Lai port. With option 2, Cat Lai bridge has 2 options including 6 and 8 lanes.
Mr. Tu Nam Thanh, Director of the Department of Transport and Communications, said that after considering the options, the relevant units basically supported the construction of Cat Lai bridge with a scale of 6 lanes. In terms of location, Cat Lai bridge will have the first point connecting with the Ben Luc - Long Thanh highway in Phuoc Khanh commune (Nhon Trach district), crossing the Dong Nai river and connecting to the Ring Road 2 - Ho Chi Minh City. about 1km from Phu My bridge and about 2.3km from My Thuy intersection).
This is considered the basic option to be supported because it ensures to limit the impact on the existing operation of Cat Lai port. At the same time, reducing traffic volume on Nguyen Thi Dinh street in and out of My Thuy intersection (District 2, HCMC), reducing traffic accidents in the area. However, the Director of the Department of Transport and Communications said that to come up with the final plan, the functional agencies of the two localities will continue to work to reach an agreement in the near future.