The first carriages of the Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien metro train, transported from Kasado port (Japan), arrived in HCM City's Khanh Hoi Port on October 8. They were then transported to Long Binh depot in District 9 on October 10.
HCM City’s Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien Metro Line 1 aims to start trial operations in June in order to meet the official start of services in 2021.
China Railway Sixth Group Co., the contractor of a delayed Hanoi metro line has just arrived in the city to solve the remaining problems so as to put the project into operation as soon as possible.
Vietnam Register have provided a temporary safety certificate for 13 trains for the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro project.
The HCMC authority is seeking approval from the municipal People’s Council to borrow a total of over US$1.3 billion from the on-lending fund of the central Government to construct the city’s second metro line.
In a report sent to the NA, the Government pointed out that the volatile exchange rate between the Vietnamese dong and the Japanese yen is one of the main reasons for cost overruns in HCMC’s Metro Line No.1 project.