PM inspects Ho Chi Minh City’s first metro line construction site

Friday, 2019-04-12 15:51:41
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the construction site of Ben Thanh Station (Photo: VGP)
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NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspected the construction site of Ho Chi Minh City’s metro line 1, running between Ben Thanh and Suoi Tien Stations, as part of his working visit to the city on April 12.

During his tour, the government leader visited Ben Thanh Station, the Opera House Station and an underground section of the 19.7-kilometre rail line.

Speaking with officers and workers at the construction site, PM Phuc praised the efforts of the Ho Chi Minh City authorities and parties concerned in ensuring the progress, quality and safety of the project.

He stated that the government has allowed HCMC to adjust the total construction costs so that the city can be proactive in carrying out the project.

The PM emphasised that the central government and HCMC will ensure adequate funding so that the line will be completed as planned.

Currently nearly 2,000 workers are working at the construction site and thus far more than 63% of the work has been completed. The line is scheduled to commence services in 2021.

The Line 1 trains will run 17.1 kilometres on elevated tracks and 2.6 kilometres underground through a total of 14 stations, including three situated underground.