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Saigon Officials Approve Bridge Between Thu Thiem and District 7

Saigon’s Thu Thiem Peninsula is getting another bridge.

According to Tuoi Tre, city authorities recently greenlit plans to construct a new bridge linking District 2’s Thu Thiem New Urban Area with District 7. The bridge, named Thu Thiem 4, will be built under the public-private partnership funding scheme.

If things go according to plan, Thu Thiem 4 will span 2,160 meters with six lanes for vehicle traffic. The city administration has earmarked about VND5.2 trillion for the project.

The exact location of the bridge's District 7 terminus is still under consideration.

This new infrastructure development is part of Saigon's grand scheme for the peninsula, which will eventually be connected to neighboring districts via five bridges and a tunnel. Two of these, the Thu Thiem Bridge 1 and the Thu Thiem Tunnel, have been in operation since 2010 and 2011, respectively.

[Photo via Sasaki]


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