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.

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Metro Line No. 1 project to get going September 2012 (Blue Line)

HCMC, May 17, 2012. HCMC vice chairman Nguyen Huu Tin on Wednesday urged district authorities to promptly hand over cleared site for the Metro Line No. 1 project to get off the ground in September this year.

He was speaking at the signing ceremony of a contract to build the overhead section of the Metro Line No. 1 running from Ben Thanh Market to Suoi Tien Theme Park. The deal was signed between the HCMC Management Authority for Urban Railways and the contractor being a consortium of Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation and Vietnam’s Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No. 6 (Cienco 6).

There are still two other packages, including a package for construction of the underground section connecting Ben Thanh Market and Ba Son Shipyard and one for mechanical-electrical devices and maintenance.

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