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Thu Thiem Tunnel three weeks from completion

In Uncategorized on August 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Thu Thiem Tunnel three weeks from completion

QĐND – Friday, August 06, 2010, 20:44 (GMT+7)

Work on the Thu Thiem Tunnel beneath the Sai Gon River has entered the home stretch and is likely to be completed next month.

The East – West Highway and Water Environment Project Management Board and Japanese contractor Obayashi began pouring concrete to connect the fourth section with the final section on the District 1 side.

A ceremony was held for the purpose on Wednesday and it was attended by the HCM City Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai, HCM City People’s Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan, and Party Committee Deputy Secretary Nguyen Van Dua.

The head of the board, Luong Minh Phuc, said the first four sections had been properly installed.

The fourth section was sunk in the river on June 5 after being delivered from Nhon Trach district in neighbouring Dong Nai province, where all the sections had been fabricated.

The tunnel is expected to be completed on September 2, the National Day, and connected with the completed East – West Highway next January.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

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