Building complexes on both sides of the Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien route in District 2, HCMC

HCMC: Urban railway promises big money for real estate

Real estate buyers are betting on the upcoming Ho Chi Minh City Metro to rail in big cash for them, as well as bring in external investment for the city and revolutionize urban infrastructure.

An aerial view of the last station of the first metro line Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien project in HCMC which will link up to the new Mien Dong (Eastern) Coach Station in District 9 (Photo: SGGP)

Major traffic works sped up nationwide

Many provinces and cities across the country have been speeding up the construction of major traffic works in the last year of implementing the 12th National Party Congress’ resolution, contributing to the country’s development achievements in the phase of 2015-2020.
Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro project has completed about 70 percent of the work volume, expected to be done by the end of 2021 (Photo: SGGP)

Total investment of HCMC’s first metro line reduces by VND3.4 trillion

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has decided to reduce total investment capital of the city’s first metro line project Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien to VND43.6 trillion (US$1.99 billion), down VND3.4 trillion ($146.37 million) compared to initial estimates.
Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line in Binh Thanh district (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC proposes ministries to assess capital adjustment for metro projects

Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has sent an urgent dispatch to the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Planning and Investment on capital adjustment for the first and second metro lines, Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien and Ben Thanh-Tham Luong, announced the committee’s office yesterday afternoon.

Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line in District 9, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC synchronizes infrastructure for efficient operation of first metro line

A slew of pedestrian bridges spanning over Hanoi Highway will be built to connect the highway with stations of the first metro line Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien, which is schedule to come into operation next year, to provide residents’ easy access to the stations, said Director of HCMC Urban Railway Management Board Bui Xuan Cuong.

 HCMC Party leader Nguyen Thien Nhan talks to contractors of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line at Phuoc Long station on March 13 (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC Party Chief inspects first metro line construction site

Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan yesterday inspected rail installation at Phuoc Long station of the first metro line Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien along Hanoi Highway and some other items of the project, talked to foreign experts and contractors about problems relating to construction progress.