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Works starts soon on North-South railway

Update: July, 13/2012 - 14:18

DONG NAI – The 370km HCM City-Nha Trang high-speed railway will be the first section of the north-South Railway built to link up with Long Thanh International Airport in southern Dong Nai Province. Work is expected to start this year.

This would create better conditions for passengers and goods transportation, said Deputy Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Tran Van Vinh, at a conference on the development of the north-south railway held today.

Long Thanh International Airport will replace Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City. It will cost about US$10 billion.

The railway section from HCM City to Nha Trang will carry trains at a speed of up to 300km per hour.

The route will pass many major urban areas, including HCM City, Phan Thiet and Thap Cham. Six stations will mark the route.

The airport is planned to come operational by 2020. - VNS

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