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Minister warns train project's contractor over safety violations

Update: January, 05/2015 - 14:33
The most recent incident took place on December 28, when a scaffolding and frame collapsed in the Ha Dong District. — Photo motthegioi

HA NOI (VNS) — Transport minister Dinh La Thang issued a warning to the principal EPC contractor of the Cat Linh–Ha Dong train project, following a series of construction and traffic safety violations.

In a meeting on Sunday, the minister said that the recent accidents not only showed that the contractor of the urban train project did not comply with safety standards, but also caused public fear and discontent.

"We cannot allow another accident to happen. People's lives are at risk here. Every time something went wrong, they said that they accepted responsibility. But nothing changed after that," pointed out Thang.

The minister ordered the contractor to immediately replace the project's director general, and terminate the contract with its current consultant company as well as sub-contractors.

The most recent incident took place on December 28, when a scaffolding and frame collapsed in the Ha Dong District, crushing a taxi with four people inside, and endangering the lives of nine construction workers. Fortunately, no one died in the incident. — VNS

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