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.

Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong gives Mr. Bui Xuan Cuong (L) the decision to appoint him to head of Urban Railway Management Board (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC urban railway management board has new head

Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong this morning gave Mr. Bui Xuan Cuong who is chairman of the city Department of Transport a decision to mobilize him to be head of the Management Board of Urban Railway (MAUR).

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

Contractor requires payment for Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien construction

The contractor of the first metro line Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien has sent a request of payment for the project’s construction costs unless it will halt the project or extend progress, reported HCMC Urban Railway Management Board yesterday.