|Metro line 3a in HCM City proposed to link Bến Thành with Tân Kiên will be built in 2025-34. — Photo: Metropolitan Railway Management Board|
HCM CITY — HCM City’s 20km metro route 3a between Bến Thành and Tân Kiên will be built between 2025 and 2034, the city People’s Committee has said in a proposal to the Government.
It will be built in two phases, in 2025-31 and 2028-34.
The People’s Committee wants it to be funded by official development assistance loans from Japan.
It is estimated to cost VNĐ 71.6 billion (US$3.85 billion), VNĐ 42.427 billion (US$ 2.061 billion) for the first phase, and VNĐ 25.361 billion (US$ 1.024 billions) for the second.
The first will be 9.9 kilometres long between Bến Thành and the Western Bus Station, and the second between the station and Tân Kiên will be 9.7 kilometres long.
When completed, it will be linked with metro line 1 (Bến Thành - Suối Tiên). — VNS