VGP – Prime Minister
Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspected the implementation of the metro line no. 1 project
(Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line) in Ho Chi Minh City on April 12, as part of his
working trip to the city.
The PM inspects the underground section of the project - Photo: VGP
The Government leader
toured the construction categories under the project, such as Ben Thanh
terminal, Opera House terminal and a section of TBM underground tunnel.
He highly appreciated the
efforts made by the city and relevant units, particularly the project management
board, in ensuring the progress and quality of the project as well as safety at
PM Phuc expressed his
delight to see that 63% of the work volume has already been finalized up to
date, hailing this as a significant result.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc asks after workers at the construction site of Ben Thanh
terminal - Photo: VGP
He stated that the
Government and central ministries consulted with functional agencies to decide
on the assignment of the adjustment of the project’s total estimates to HCM City
in order to ensure the timely implementation of the project.
The metro line no. 1
project has a total length of 19.7km (with an underground passage of 2.6km and
an elevated section of 17.1km), consisting of 14 terminals (3 underground and 11
elevated terminals). As planned, around 80% of the project’s work volume will be
completed by the end of 2019.