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Deputy PM wants faster implementation of urban railway project

Update: August, 18/2015 - 13:37


railway bridge in the Ngoc Hoi-yen Vien rail route. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked the Ha Noi authorities to take the final decision on the location of the railway bridge that would span the River Hong (Red) River.

The bridge will be part of Ngoc Hoi –Yen Vien (Route No.1) of the Ha Noi urban railway project.

To ensure the viability of the project, the deputy PM has approved the investment plan of first phase of the route in which the Ngoc Hoi Complex and the railway section of Ngoc Hoi – Giap Bat – Ha Noi Station will be built first.

Implementation of and investment in urban railway were urgent tasks of the government, aimed at reducing traffic jams in the large cities of Ha Noi and HCM City, the deputy PM said in a recent meeting held to review urban railway projects.

However, the implementation of the urban railway projects in the capital city was slow and the co-operation among relevant offices was inefficient, Hai said.

The deputy PM has asked ministries, the municipal authority and relevant offices to co-operate closely to help resolve possible obstacles and fulfill the target of building high-quality and safe urban railway system.

Hai also asked the municipal People's Committee to review the schemes of urban railway routes and stations so as to ensure good connections and utmost convenience for passengers.

The ministries of construction and transport have been assigned the work of evaluating quality and safety.

Most urban railway projects are constructed along main traffic routes of the city, and, therefore, the investors have been requested to prepare appropriate solutions for ensuring daily traffic movement and public safety during the project implementation. — VNS

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