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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 to build Metro Line 5 in 2023

HCM City People's Committee has proposed a plan for the first phase of Metro Line 5 which will kick off in 2023.

HCM City to kick off Metro No.2 project

The city will begin implementing Metro No. 2 line project extending from Suoi Tien in Thu Duc District to Tham Luong in District 2, following the recent handover of a land plot from the People’s Committee of Tan Binh District.

HCM City proposes $2.9-billion metro project

HCM City has proposed the Ministry of Planning and Investment the construction of a metro project which has a total investment of VND68 trillion ($2.95 billion).

Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien Metro Line to start trial run in June

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. 

Chinese contractor arrives to solve the problems of the Hanoi stagnant metro project

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.

Hanoi metro trains granted temporary safety certification

Vietnam Register have provided a temporary safety certificate for 13 trains for the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro project.

 

HCMC seeks US$1.3 billion from central Gov’t to fund metro construction

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.

 

Hanoi plans to expand three metro lines by 59km

The Hanoi government is also considering building a number of monorail lines to better exploit the entire urban railway system in the capital city.

Cost overruns in HCMC’s first metro project explained

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.

 

Moscow subway bus crash kills four people

 A bus left a road in Moscow before ploughing into a subway entrance, leaving four people dead and 11 injured, Russian officials say.

Real estate conglomerates vie for Hanoi railway projects

VietNamNet Bridge - Real estate developers are seeking land plots in the suburbs, especially in areas with good infrastructure development, as available space in the inner city is diminishing. 

Vietnam’s street food popular items now being served at chain restaurants

VietNamNet Bridge - Banh cuon (steamed rolled rice pancake), banh my (Vietnamese sandwich) and Mon Hue (Hue cuisine) are gaining even more popularity as they are being served at better restaurants. 

Domestic private conglomerates want to invest in subway systems

Hanoi’s Mayor Nguyen Duc Chung said three Vietnamese large construction and real estate conglomerates - Vingroup, Xuan Thanh and Lung Lo Groups - have expressed their willingness to invest in the metro system in Hanoi.

Construction sites for new subway dot HCM City landscape

 VietNamNet Bridge – The construction of the first subway route in HCM City, which will be nearly 20km in length, is underway. The $2.4 billion work is taking shape day after day.