Work starts on civil underground of metro line No.1 in Ho Chi Minh City
The joint investors of the VND4.850 trillion (JPY25.6 billion) package deal are Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation from Japan and Civil Engineering Construction Coporation No.4 from Vietnam.
Ben Thanh station consists of four underground floors, including B1 with 11,260 square metres and B2, B3 and B4 floors over a total of 6,785 square metres.
The civil underground pass from Ben Thanh station to the City’s Opera House station will have a total length of 515 metres.
The total costs for metro line No.1 (19.7 kilometres) is US$2.492 billion sourced from the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA)’s loan and the city’s State budget.
Initiated in August 28, 2012, the line is expected to be put into operation in 2020. The package 1a is the last phase of metro line No.1.
The line has four main contract packages including No.1a; No.1b constructing the underground pass from the City’s Opera House to Ba Son Shipyard; package no.2 which will construct 17.1 kilometres of overhead facilities, 11 stations and a depot area of Long Binh; and package No.3 with technical design and mechanical and electrical equipment procurement.