The above ground stretch of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line (Photo: SGGP)

Two major projects on way to finish line in HCMC

After a period of construction in moderation and even halt because of capital disbursement difficulties, two particularly important projects in HCMC have been restarted and on the way to the finish line comprising Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line and VND10 trillion (US$429.78 million) anti-flooding project.

Chairman of HCMC People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong on the construction site of an item of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line on February 22 (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC leaders promise to solve difficulties for first metro line

Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong and his deputy Tran Vinh Tuyen yesterday inspected the construction site of the first metro line, Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien, in efforts to solve difficulties for the project to be built on schedule by 2020.
The construction site of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line (Photo: SGGP)

Deputy PM requires ministries to increase investment for HCMC metro projects

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has required the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Transport, HCMC People’s Committee and relevant agencies to seriously implement the instruction by the Politburo to increase the total investment capital of the first and second metro lines, Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien and Ben Thanh-Tham Luong.

The above ground stretch of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Ministry proposes NA to solve difficulties for first metro line

The Ministry of Transport has proposed the National Assembly to continue paying attention to Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line in Ho Chi Minh City, intensify supervision and inspection to solve difficulties and problems during the project’s implementation process.
The tunnel boring machine (TBM) on the construction site of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro route (Photo: SGGP)

First metro rail tracks to be installed on October 23

The first rail track stretch from Binh Thai crossroads to Hanoi Highway flyover of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line will be installed on October 23, announced director of the project Duong Huu Hoa.
 
First underground metro stretch to be built in October

First underground metro stretch to be built in October

The HCMC Management Board of Urban Railway yesterday said that the first underground metro stretch, from Ba Son station to Saigon Opera House, of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line will be built on October 31.
Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line is being built over the Saigon River in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

PM approves ODA capital advance for first metro route

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to give HCMC an advance of official development assistance (ODA) funds in mid-term public investment plan in the phase of 2016-2020 for building the first metro line project Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien on schedule, announced the Government Office yesterday.