Investor Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation (Samco) said it had already prepared VND800 billion (US$36 million) for construction of the first phase of new Mien Dong (Eastern) Coach Station in Ho Chi Minh City.
|Passengers buy tickets at Mien Dong Coach Station, Binh Thanh district, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)|
The station will locate in Long Binh ward, District 9 and Binh Thang ward, Di An town, the neighboring province of Binh Duong.
So far, site clearance has completed for the project except one case that has refused to remove in Binh Duong. Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has instructed relevant agencies to solve the issue.
According a 1:500 scale plan approved by the HCMC People’s Committee, the first phase will start work by the end of this year and complete by 2018.
The new station will locate near Suoi Tien terminal of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro route to facilitate travel between the station and HCMC downtown.
Mien Dong Coach Station mainly serves passengers from the northern and central regions and the Central Highlands to HCMC and vice versa.