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.

Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line’s stretch spans over the Saigon River (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC’s first metro line project in pursuit of opening to traffic by 2020

Construction businesses are expected to work at the highest intensity after Tet Holiday in pursuit of opening Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien, the first metro line project in HCMC, to traffic by 2020, said newly appointed head of HCMC Urban Railway Management Board Bui Xuan Cuong on January 14.