|The city is seeking to speed up work on metro line No.2. Photo: maur.hochiminhcity.gov.vn|
HCM CITY — The HCM City Management Authority for Urban Railways has called for the Ministry of Transport to persuade the administration of HCM City’s District 12 to quickly complete the land acquisition, compensation payment and resettlement of households to enable the construction of metro line No 2.
Once the district hands over the lands to MAUR, it will check for unexploded ordnance and clear it.
MAUR has also asked the ministry for permission to build protective barriers and guardhouses and level the ground at Tham Lương depot in District 12.
The handover of land for the metro line was delayed last year by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lê Hòa Bình, permanent deputy chairman of the city People's Committee, said construction would start in the second quarter of this year and finish in 2026.
The cost is estimated at over VNĐ 47,8 trillion (US$2 billion).
To connect districts 1 and 12, it will run a total of 11km, including 9.3km underground, and have 11 stations, 10 of them below ground.
It will connect with Metro line No 1 to form a network and improve traffic in the city and public transportation. — VNS