Ho Chi Minh City inaugurated a bridge over Kim Cuong Island
10:51 - 20/10/2020
On the morning of May 30, the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City held a bridge bus crossing ceremony over Kim Cuong Island (District 2) after more than 8 months of construction, nearly two months ahead of schedule.
Mr. Le Ngoc Hung (Director of Urban Traffic Management Area No. 2, the investor) said that the work created a axis connecting Mai Chi Tho Street and Thanh My Loi residential area, reducing pressure on Dong Van Cong street. . The traffic from Thanh My Loi towards Mai Chi Tho Street and the city center will be more convenient.
This is also a project to help complete the road along the Saigon River connecting Mai Chi Tho Street to Phu My Bridge as planned.
The bridge over Kim Cuong Island is nearly 300 m long, 22 m wide with 4 lanes, located at the section across the Giong Ong To branch. The first point of the bridge connects to the Saigon River in the residential area of 30 hectares in Binh Khanh ward. The end point connects the riverside road to Thanh My Loi ward.
Along with the bridge, the project also builds an embankment along the Saigon River, the Saigon riverside road connecting the existing riverside road and the system of lights, trees ... The project has a total investment of nearly 500 billion VND. from the city budget capital combined with the contributions of businesses benefiting from the project.
Located in Binh Trung Tay ward (District 2), Kim Cuong Island is about 8 ha wide, surrounded by the Saigon River and Giong Ong To. The island was organized by the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to auction land use rights, Binh Thien An Joint Stock Company won and built the project in 2008.
The project of Kim Cuong Island has an investment of nearly 1,900 billion VND, including 6 apartment blocks of 16-25 floors, total construction floor area of over 122,000 m2, has 313 apartments and a part of area used as hotels, commercial commercial is located in the center of the island.
Currently, the first phase of the project has handed over and put into use 250 luxury apartments with the name of The Brilliant Tower. Residents here are mostly middle-class, well-off and foreigners.
Direction from the Saigon River tunnel to Cat Lai ferry: Saigon River Tunnel - Mai Chi Tho - D1 Road - Diamond Island Bridge - Bat Nan - Truong Van Bang - Phan Van Dang - Dong Van Cong - Nguyen Thi Dinh - Cat Lai Ferry .
Or, the Saigon River - Mai Chi Tho River Tunnel - D1 Road - Diamond Island Bridge - Bat Nan - Dong Van Cong - Nguyen Thi Dinh - Cat Lai Ferry
Direction of traffic from Cat Lai ferry to Saigon River tunnel: Cat Lai - Nguyen Thi Dinh - Dong Van Cong - Phan Van Dang - Truong Van Bang - Bat Nan - Diamond Island Bridge - Road D1 - Mai Chi Tho - River Tunnel Saigon.