HCMC to test first metro line in October 2020

SGGP
Deputy chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen yesterday required HCMC Urban Railways Management Board (MAUR) to make efforts to finish the first metro line project, Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien, and launch trial operation at the end of October 2020 at the latest.

Deputy chairman  of HCMC People's Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen (L) gives workers of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro project New Year presents (Photo: SGGP)

Deputy chairman of HCMC People's Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen (L) gives workers of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro project New Year presents (Photo: SGGP)

He was speaking at the New Year opening ceremony of the work on the construction site of the terminal at the Saigon Opera House.
Head of HCMC Urban Railway Management Board Bui Xuan Cuong said that the project has met difficulties in improving legal basis for investment capital adjustment, slow site clearance, asynchronous coordination in the process of implementing design and assessment for the removal of amenities and technical infrastructure and disbursement.
Hence some items of the project have run behind schedule. In order to complete the project by the end of 2020, Mr. Bui Xuan Cuong said that the management board, consultant firms and contractors will organize the work scientifically and synchronously together with speeding up progress. The target is to complete 80 percent of the project’s work volume in 2019.
HCMC to test first metro line in October 2020 ảnh 1 Deputy chairman  of HCMC People's Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen (R)  gives workers New Year presents (Photo: SGGP)
HCMC to test first metro line in October 2020 ảnh 2 MAUR employees and workers at the ceremony (Photo: SGGP)

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Anh

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