Ho Chi Minh City will spend over VND100 billion (US$4.7 million) to beautify and upgrade the roads leading to and from Tan Son Nhat International Airport by clearing them off electrical wiring and planting more trees.
The municipal transport department has announced plans to repave two kilometers of Tran Quoc Hoan, Phan Thuc Duyen and Truong Son streets, pave the sidewalks with granite and bury all of the electric and telecommunications wiring, news website VnExpress reported.
More trees will be planted on the streets and old ones will be replaced, the site said.
The facelift is expected to wrap up by April 30, the 40-year anniversary of the city's liberation.
Prior to this project, the city expanded Nguyen Van Troi/Nam Ky Khoi Nghia streets, which run from the city's center to the airport at a cost of more than VND850 billion ($39.8 million).
The wide street has been dubbed “the diplomatic road.”
More trees will also be planted on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia under the new project.