|The Cát Linh-Hà Đông elevated railway is scheduled to open on December 31 this year. – VNA/VNS Photo Việt Hùng|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – The Railway Project Management Unit (PMU) has asked the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) general contractor to replace the contractor for the La Thành Station project for failing to meet construction safety requirements and falling short on quality and progress.
La Thành Station is a part of the Cát Linh-Ha Đông elevated railway project.
Inspections by the PMU on La Thành Station found shortcomings in the construction of the station, posing risks to road users.
The PMU and consultant firms have warned of the faults many times. They were included in a report at the scene, but the contractor did not take action to remedy the issues, PMU officials said.
The officials said the station was 40 days behind schedule.
They also said that due to weak financial competence, the contractor didn’t mobilise enough workers per request and failed to procure other materials needed for construction.
PMU officials said the EPC has to take responsibility for the station’s delay.
Construction on the Cát Linh-Hà Đông elevated railway started in October 2011 and is scheduled to open on December 31 this year.
The railway, which will stretch over 13km, will have 12 stations and a depot linking Đống Đa District’s Cát Linh Street and Hà Đông District’s Yên Nghĩa bus station.
Once completed, the trains will be able to serve up to 2,110 passengers with an average speed of 35km per hour and a maximum speed of 80km per hour. – VNS