The Ministry of Transport will hand over the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway to Hanoi authorities on March 31 for commercial use under the direction of the Prime Minister.
A representative of the Ministry of Transport’s Railway Project Management Board told VietNamNet that the concerned parties are working hard to complete the acceptance and safety assessment to report to the State Acceptance Council.
The French consultant will soon complete the safety assessment report.
"Although the French experts have returned home, their representatives in Vietnam are closely observing this project to complete the report," said the representative of the Railway Project Management Board.
For the Chinese experts who are present in Vietnam now to perform the acceptance work, if necessary, the General Contractor will send more experts to Vietnam in the coming time.
Mr. Vu Hong Truong, General Director of Metro Hanoi, said that the parties are implementing the handover of the Cat Linh – Ha Dong project under the direction of the Ministry of Transport and the People's Committee of Hanoi. It is scheduled that the hand-over minutes will be signed on March 31. After that, the project will be put into commercial operation in accordance with the direction of the Prime Minister.
The railway project of Cat Linh - Ha Dong has been delayed many times. In addition to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, problems occurring during the implementation process are the cause of the tardiness.
According to the Prime Minister's approval document and the Ministry of Transport's decision to adjust the progress of the project issued in December 2020, the deadline has been adjusted to March 31, 2021.
The Chinese consultant firm for the Cat Linh-Ha Dong Urban Railway project does not have fire safety consultation and supervisory certification granted by a Vietnamese authority,
Deputy General Director of China’s Railway Bureau 6 has come to Vietnam to direct the trial operation of Hanoi’s Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway system this December.