Conctruction on Vietnam's first underwater tunnel ends

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A ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday to mark completion of Vietnam's first underwater tunnel after five years of work.


Thu Thiem Tunnel, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, was expected to open to traffic in the second quarter of next year, allowing vehicles to travel at 60 kilometers per hour.


Linking HCMC's Districts 1 and 2, the 1.5-kilometer tunnel is a major part of the East West Highway Project. Its part under the Saigon River comprises four sections, each of which is 92 meters long and weighs more than 27,000 tons.

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