Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest economic hub, plans to build more steel flyovers in 2014 to ease traffic congestion in the city.
Bui Xuan Cuong, Vice Director of the municipal Department of Transport, said the department is liaising with relevant agencies on the construction of seven flyovers for pedestrians near parks, trading centres and bus stations.
The city will also build a flyover for motorbikes at Hai Ba Trung-Nam Ky Khoi Nghia intersection, and another one for both motorbikes and cars at Thanh Thai-Nguyen Tri Phuong- Le Dai Hanh-Lanh Binh Thang T-junction.
Six such bridges were built in 2013 to reduce the flow of traffic, especially at T-junctions and roundabouts.
According to the municipal Department of Transport, steel frame flyovers are easy to build and dismantle. Since they were put into operation, they have been effective in dealing with traffic congestion in hot spots.