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HCMC: Ben Thanh Metro Line – Suoi Tien Railway Started Being Constructed

HCM City Railway Management Board and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have started construction of the railway system under Package 3, Metro Line Project 1 (Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien). The section from the Binh Thai crossroad to the overpass of Hanoi Highway is the first railway installed.

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The commencement ceremony took place at the Phuoc Long railway station and the viaduct section from Phuoc Long station to Binh Thai station. Attending the meeting were Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen with representatives of JICA, related departments,…

Prior to that, in the year 2013, the HCM City Railway Management Board signed a contract with Hitachi (Japan) to implement the package No. 3 “Procurement of electromechanical systems, rolling stock, rails and maintenance “.

Started to install Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien subway line
Commencement of construction of the railway system of Metro 1 (Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien)

To date, the contractor completed the technical design of 10/11 sub-items and is conducting production, manufacturing, procurement to put into construction, installation of a rail system. Total volume is estimated at 22%.

The project of Metro 1 is 19.7km long and is divided into 3 construction packages and 1 electromechanical contractor. Up to now, the total project volume is estimated at 43%.

Package 2 was started in 2012, built 17.1km of the high way from Ba Son to Suoi Tien, with 11 terminals and Long Binh Depot (station maintenance technician locomotive ). Up to now, the main construction volume is about 72%.

Package 1b, from Ho Chi Minh City Theater Theater to Ba Son, including 2 underground stations and 781m excavated by TBM shield, started from August 2014. Particularly TBM drilling machine drilling into the ground from 26-5-2017 is expected to 31-10 to the City Theater. Total realized volume is estimated at 53%.

Package 1a, including Ben Thanh Central Station and an underground section from Ben Thanh Station to the Opera House, is under construction from November to 2016. So far, total volume is estimated at 18%.

Started to install Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien subway line
Metro Line 1 was officially installed

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At the ceremony, Mr. Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City – said that the urban railway No. 1 is one of the key projects that are very important in connecting with the provinces. South East, in order to meet the traveling needs of people smoothly.

In addition, the road also creates dynamic force, boosting economic development, trade and services of Ho Chi Minh City. HCMC People’s Committee proposed investors, consultants and contractors to speed up the progress, quality assurance to quickly put the urban railway No. 1 into use in 2020.

Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien metro project with total capital of 2.49 billion USD (more than 47,000 billion VND) was started in August 2012. With the length, nearly 20 km, Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien Metro line passes through Districts 1, 2, 9, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc (HCMC) and Di An District (Binh Duong). Of these, there are 2.6 km underground (3 stations) and more than 17 km (11 stations). The project is expected to be put into operation in 2020.

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