Sài Gòn River Tunnel

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The Saigon River Tunnel is an underwater tunnel that opened on November 20, 2011.[2] It runs underneath the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city of Vietnam. The tunnel was built with capital from JICA's ODA, in conjunction with a consortium of Japanese contractors. The tunnel connects the existing urban center of Ho Chi Minh City with Thu Thiem New Urban Area in District 2. The Saigon River Tunnel is part of the East-West Highway [vi], an important road project under construction to ease the congestion of transport in the inner city as well as transportation from downtown to the Mekong Delta region. The existing downtown was previously only linked with the Thu Thiem New Urban Area by many bridges, namely: Thủ Thiêm Bridge, Phú Mỹ Bridge and Ba Son Bridge.

Saigon River Tunnel
Hầm dìm Thủ Thiêm
General information
Construction started2005
ClientPC Ho Chi Minh City
Height9.0 m [1]
Other dimensionswidth 33.3 m [1]
Technical details
Structural systemImmersed Tunnel System
Design and construction
ArchitectOriental Consultants in association with TEDI & APECO
Civil engineerOriental Consultants
Main contractorObayashi Corporation

External links and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Thu Thiem Tunnel". Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  2. ^ Thanh Nien News 2011 "The longest cross-river tunnel in southeast Asia"

Coordinates: 10°00′N 106°00′E / 10.000°N 106.000°E / 10.000; 106.000