The Hanoitimes - Vice Director of Hanoi Planning & Investment Department Vu Duy Tuan said, Hanoi is planning to build 5 bridges to reduce traffic congestion.
According to the master plan of Hanoi transportation until 2030, with vision until 2050 which is approved by the Prime Minister at Decision No. 519/QD-TTg dated March 31, 2016, in the period of 2016-2030, the city will build bridge bypassing Red and Duong rivers with the aim to create linkage between ring roads No. 3, 3.5 and 4 and open a new direction for Hanoi development toward the north of Red river. However, due to the large amount of investment, Hanoi need to have preferential policies to mobilize social resources for these projects.
Vice Director of Hanoi Planning & Investment Department Vu Duy Tuan spoke about 5 projects
Five bridges proposed to be built including: the building project of bridge Tu Lien and the road connecting Tu Lien bridge with Hanoi – Thai Nguyen highway with the length of 3km, 9km road and total investment of 17 trillion VND, it is expected to be completed in 2021; the project of Duong 2 bridge construction, length 0.5km and road connecting to Bac Ninh province with length of 4.2km with total investment of 6 trillion VND, it is expected to be completed on 2021; project of bulidng Tran Hung Dao bridge with length of 3km over red river with total investment of 7 trillion VND, and is expected to be completed on 2019; the project of building Giang Bien bridge with the connecting road at two side of the bridges, connecting with Vinh Tuy bridge, ring road 2 to Ninh Hiep (Bac Ninh) with length of 5.4km, through Long Bien and Gia Lam district, with total investment of 8 trillion VND, and is expected to be completed on 2021.
Answering the question on criteria to choose investors, Mr. Tuan said, all big investors of Vietnam has registered interest under the form of Public – Private Partnership (PPP), in which investors will contribute capital to finance the project, while Hanoi will provide the land plot. Another issue received attention from the public is that with the land plot given to investors, they will build apartments on these locations, in turn increase Hanoi population and traffic congestion. Mr. Tuan said, all projects under the form of BT (build – transfer) and PPP are based on the Hanoi’s master plan. With regard to the form of cooperation which could potentially lead to corruption, Mr. Tuan informed, Hanoi will implement projects with transparency, as information is disclosed to the public, so that investors can review all the information before decide to invest in these projects.
On the other hand, Hanoi Metropolitan railway management board as project owner of the pilot urban railway section Nhon – Hanoi main station. In order to construct the project, the Hanoi Metropolitan railway management board has moved 130 trees. At present, the progress of this activity is on the right track and closely monitored by Hanoi People’s Committee.
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