Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project Underway: Line #1 (Blue Line) and Line #2 (Red Line)

Click on this link for the source document: Preparing the Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project, Technical Assistance Report, Oct 2006 (MVA Asia Limited), pdf file, 19pp.

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Metro Line No. 1 is the Blue Line shown on the map below.

Metro Line No. 2 is the Red Line shown on the map below.

Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Map (jpg)

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Work starts on Metro Line #1 (Blue Line), Saigon Times, Aug 27, 2012
Metro Line “1 will connect Ben Thanh Market and Suoi Tien Theme Park in HCMC. The elevated section of the metro line starts from Ba Son Shipyard, crossing Van Thanh and Tan Cang, then running along Hanoi Highway to Suoi Tien Park, stretching a total of 17.1 kilometers with 11 stations. This is the first package to get going, among the four packages of the project. The contractor is a consortium grouping Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation and Vietnam’s Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No. 6 (Cienco 6). The contractor will take charge of design, construction, supplying equipment, testing, operation, providing utility services and developing the maintenance station. The package is worth 45 billion yen, or some US$560 million. In line with the overhead section, the underground section of the metro line connecting Ben Thanh and Ba Son is under construction. Specifically, the fourth station near the City Opera House is being built. The Metro Line No. 1 has the total length of 19.7 kilometers, consisting of a 2.6-km underground section and a 17.1-km overhead section, with three underground stations and 11 elevated stations. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017 and then it will start operation in 2018. The project originally required US$ 1.09 billion, which would be funded by the official development assistance (ODA) capital and the State budget. However, because of adjustments in some components and exchange rate fluctuations, the total investment capital has been revised up to US$ 2.07 billion.

Metro Line No. 1 project to get going this September (Blue Line), Saigon Times, May 17, 2012

ADB to lend another US$ 500 million to city’s second metro line (Red Line), May 18, 2012

ADB Agrees to Lend Vietnam $ 540 million for HCM City Metro Line No. 2 (Red Line), May 11, 2011

Click on this link for the source document: Preparing the Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project, Line #2, Technical Assistance Report, Oct 2010 (MVA Asia Limited), pdf file, 19pp.

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