Construction in progress at Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line project in Binh Thanh district, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC gears up to open first metro line to traffic by 2020

Before the Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival wrapped up, staff and cadres at HCMC Urban Railway Management Board (MAUR) had returned to work with the high determination of solving identified difficulties, completing 80 percent of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line project by the end of this year and preparing for implementing many new metro projects.

Mr. Bui Xuan Cuong, head of the HCMC Urban Railway Management Board, states at the meeting (Photo: SGGP)

MAUR speeds up first metro line progress in HCMC

HCMC Urban Railway Management Board (MAUR) has committed to closely working with contractors, consultant firms and relevant agencies to solve congestion in efforts to speed up the progress of the first metro line project, Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien, and make sure the project to be done in 2020.

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.