Saigon development and construction

M&C Tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taken 8/June/2011

See: M&C update 01/Nov/09

8 June, 2011 Posted by | District 1, Infrastructure | , , , , | Leave a comment

Phú Mỹ bridge fun run.

The Phú Mỹ bridge was opened for a fun run on the 6/9/09. Turn out was good, the weather was cloudy and breezy, good for keeping cool but not so good for photographs.

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6 September, 2009 Posted by | Infrastructure | , , , , | Leave a comment

Phú Mỹ bridge elevated access road

Images of the access road that will connect the new Phú Mỹ bridge with the Nguyen Van Linh highway near the Saigon exhibition centre.

Taken 04/09/09

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4 September, 2009 Posted by | District 7, Infrastructure | , | 2 Comments

Phú Mỹ bridge update

Taken from the district 7 side on 04/Jan/2009.

5 January, 2009 Posted by | District 7, Infrastructure | , , , , , | Comments Off on Phú Mỹ bridge update

Phú Mỹ bridge

The Phú Mỹ suspension bridge is currently under construction and will link districts 7 and 2. This will be the first bridge to connect these two districts.

What we know about the Phú Mỹ bridge

  • Construction started on 9/9/2005
  • Total length 2031 metres
  • Width 27.5 metres
  • Load capacity of 100,000 vehicles per day
  • Built on 45 metre deep water
  • Height of 162.5 metres
  • Budget of 1806.52 billion VND
  • 26 year payback prediction
  • Builders are Freyssinet International et companie (france)
  • and Arcadis (France)
  • Investors include Bilfinger Berger (Germany)
  • and Baulderstone Hornibrook (Australia)
  • BOT Phu My VN, (group of Vietnamese investors)

From the District 7 side. Taken 5/oct/2008

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7 October, 2008 Posted by | Infrastructure | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The east/west highway

The largest single infrastructure project in Ho Chi Minh city is the the east/west highway.

  • Key points
  • 21.89 KM in length
  • Runs through districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, Binh Tan and Binh Chanh
  • Construction started 31/05/2005
  • is to have 10 lanes
  • Starts at Cat Lai junction in D2 ends at highway 1A at Binh Chanh
  • Includes a tunnel under the Saigon river (under construction)

When complete this highway will take huge stress off the city’s overloaded roads. Cat Lai is home to a very busy shipping port so this highway will be a huge relief for truck drivers who at the moment have to make their way through the busy streets where motorbike riders tend to give them very little consideration.  Trucks are also banned from the city roads at rush hours.

Section of highway between districts 1 and 4

Construction of the tunnel that will pass under the Saigon river.

District 1

3 October, 2008 Posted by | Infrastructure | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment