HANOI, June 1 (Engineering Daily) -- An investment of VND5.5 trillion (US$247 million) is needed for construction of the proposed cable-stayed bridge My Thuan No 2, according to Project Management Unit No 7 (PMU 7).
About VND5,251 billion of the total amount will come from Japan’s ODA (Official Development Assistance) loans, and the remaining from the Vietnamese government, which will pay compensation for site clearance of the project.
According to PMU7’s proposal, My Thuan Bridge No 2 will be built along 350 m on the upper section of the existing cable-stayed Bridge My Thuan No 1, with total length of 6.81km and width of 25 m. The completed bridge will have six lanes.
During the Phase 1, the 4 lane expressway will be operated (3.75 m width per lane) and other 2 lanes restricted (3.5 m width each). A 5 lane one (3.5m width per each) will be exploited during the Phase 2.
The road will be constructed in conformity to the standard of expressway, grade A with the design speed of 100 km/h. After the Phase 2, the road will be 32.25 m in width, the An Huu Bridge that located along this expressway will be invested also to fit with the road width.
My Thuan Bridge No 2 is part of the HCM City – Trung Luong – My Thuan – Can Tho Expressway.
Recently, the operation of big bridges in the region, including Co Chien, Cao Lanh, and Vam Cốong, is overloading the existing cable-stayed My Thuan Bridge No. 1, causing traffic congestion, according to PMU7.