HCMC urges speedy construction of second metro rail

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday urged directors of relevant departments and district authorities to prepare a working schedule for speedy construction of the second Ben Thanh-Tham Luong metro rail route.

A model of the metro train that will operate on the Ben Thanh-Tham Luong route (Graphic: Tuoi Tre)

Accordingly, the head of the Urban Railway Management Board has been instructed to speed up progress of bids so as to ensure work is on schedule. The railway board will work with departments and district authorities to supervise speedy progress of the project.

Chairmen of people’s committees in Districts 1, 3, 10, 12, Tan Binh and Tan Phu have been asked to assess and report at the earliest to   the city authorities on the progress made on site clearance and resettlement of people.

The Department of Transport has been asked to immediately remove all water supply pipelines from the area marked for the construction of the second metro rail route.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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