Under an approved planning, the city will be connected with other regional localities via five road systems. But so far, apart from National Highway 1 which has been invested, the HCM City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay and Ben Luc - Long Thanh expressways that are underway, the remaining systems have yet to be invested.

A section of Long Thanh - Dau Giay expressway

According to the city Department of Transport, the assessment of the current situation and results of investment in the inter-regional transport system is significant in making preparations for the investment in major and urgent projects to promote regional connectivity, paving the way for socio-economic development of the city and the whole southern key economic region.

Director of the department Tran Quang Lam said that the department has advised the city People’s Committee to propose to the Prime Minister and Ministry of Transport on approving investment policies for key transport projects, including HCM City - Moc Bai, HCM City - Thu Dau Mot - Chon Thanh expressways as well as the ring roads No.3 and No.4.

It has also submitted to the city a middle-term capital plan as well as policies and plans to mobilize resources for the projects as well as the implementation of projects in the public-private partnership form, he said.

Vi Khanh Hung, Vice Director of the department, said that in 2022, the city aims to complete pre-feasibility reports on Ho Chi Minh City - Moc Bai expressway and the ring roads No.3 and 4, while speeding up underway projects.

At a conference to launch tasks of the city transport sector in 2022, Vice Chairman of the city People’s Committee Le Hoa Binh asked the sector to work harder to complete all targets that have been left behind due to COVID-19 in the past two years and give more advice on investment mechanisms and policies for key transport projects.

Currently, the municipal Department of Transport has submitted proposals on investment priorities for a number of major projects in line with the approved planning and forecast on travel demands in next periods, aiming to settle bottlenecks in transport and boost the development of the southern key economic region.

Source: VNA