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Ben Thanh Suoi Tien urban railway construction to kicks off tomorrow

Update: August, 27/2012 - 12:09
HA NOI – Construction of the HCM City Urban Railway Construction Project Line 1 is scheduled to begin tomorrow in HCM City.

The 19.7km Line 1 has 2.6km of underground section (Ben Thanh-Ba Son) with three underground stations and the remainder elevated (Ba Son-Suoi Tien) with 11 stations.

The project is part of Package 2 (the first to be started of four packages for Line 1), comprising of all civil and structural works for the elevated section and the depot.

The construction work will be carried out by the Consortium of Sumitomo-Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No.6.

The other three packages are planned to start soon.

Upon completion by the end of 2018, Line 1 is expected to contribute to economic development and mitigation of traffic congestion and pollution. – VNS

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