The Management Board of Urban Railway had handed over the 2,177 square meters of land in front of the Opera House to the Center for Technical Infrastructure Management under the Municipal Department of Construction 137 days earlier than schedule.
The Opera House and Ba Son metro stations are the two underground stations of the bid package CP1b of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line No.1 project which was designed 190 meters in length and 26 meters in width with four basements.
The first basement included a waiting lounge, ticket machines, automated fee collection gates, the information counter, etc. Passengers can hop on and hop off the train at the second and fourth basements.
The third basement is designed to serve the station’s staffs, rest areas and technical rooms and other related facilities.
Amid the complicated situation of Covid-19 pandemic, in order to ensure the project schedule, the Management Board of Urban Railway requested the Department of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security to support and guide procedures for foreign experts entering Vietnam to perform the project, especially foreign experts from epidemiological areas.
Besides that, the Management Board of Urban Railway also requested the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs on granting work permits for foreign staffs from epidemiological areas.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong thanked and highly appreciated the efforts of 260,000 engineers and workers to complete the project works earlier than expected in the context of the current pandemic situation.