Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has insisted that Ho Chi Minh City’s Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line will enter operation in 2021.
On April 12, the prime minister and HCM City Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan along with representatives from some ministries and agencies checked the implementation of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro project in HCM City.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc checked the implementation of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro project in HCM City.
According to the PM, the project was evidence of the relationship between Japan and Vietnam. To date, around 63% of the work has been done. Nearly 2,000 people are working day and night to speed up the project.
“The project needs to be technically tested by late 2020 for official operation in 2021,” the government leader instructed.
Phuc asked ministries and agencies to ensure funding capital for the project’s implementation.
He also thanked the Japanese government and agencies for actively supporting Vietnam on the project. Phuc highlighted the significance of ensuring the route’s quality and safety.
Around 60% of the project completed
Phuc ordered agencies to quickly finish procedures for allocating more capital for the route. “The most favourable conditions need to be given to operate the project in 2021,” he emphasised.
The PM also granted presents for the project management board and contractors.
The total capital for Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line has been raised by VND47.3 trillion from the initial figure of just VND17.5 trillion (USD766.4 million) following long delays.