Deputy PM urges to speed up Hanoi’s metro projects
  • | | October 20, 2019 05:37 AM
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has instructed Hanoi to hasten its metro projects, particularly the Cat Linh-Ha Dong project to ensure that it would be operated this year.

According to Dung, the project has been much delayed, causing public concern. At present, the project is 99% completed, and awaits safety certification.


Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro route

The Ministry of Transport needs to co-operate with the Hanoi People’s Committee and China Railway Sixth Group Company, the contractor, to assess project safety. After that, the State Authority for Construction Quality Inspection will conduct the final assessment on this.

Once the safety regulations are ensured, the project will be put into service before the year-end, Dung added.

The deputy PM asked the Ministry of Finance for Official Development Assistance capital allocation for Nhon-Hanoi Station metro project which is scheduled to become operational in 2021.

Regarding the underground metro station construction near Hoan Kiem Lake, Dung ordered the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Justice to contribute their opinions to Hanoi authorities to submit a report to the government for consideration.

Meanwhile, Dung will chair a meeting on the adjustment of another metro project linking Yen Vien and Ngoc Hoi areas.

Hanoi has planned to build eight metro routes with a total length of more than 400 kilometres and a combined capital of over USD40 billion

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