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New eastern bus station to be built in HCM City

Update: June, 23/2016 - 18:48

HCM CITY – A new bus station in HCM City’s eastern Long Bình Ward in District 9 will be built next year with a total investment of VNĐ4 trillion (US$179.3 million).

The first phase of construction will focus on the bus station and infrastructure around it in order to ease the load at the existing station in Bình Thạnh District, according to the city’s People’s Committee. The second phase will complete other project elements.

Lê Văn Pha, deputy general director of the Sài Gòn Transportation Mechanical Corporation (SAMCO), said construction will take place at the same time as that of the Metro Line No.1 subway.

Expected to be completed in 2018, the project will connect to the new Metro Line No.1, linking District 1’s Bến Thành Market with the Thủ Đức District’s Suối Tiên entertainment site.  – VNS

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