HCM City’s first metro line is 71pct complete

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The first metro line in HCM City, which connects the landmark Ben Thanh Market in downtown HCM City and Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9, is more than 71 percent complete, according to the Management Authority for Urban Railways of HCM City.

Package CP1a, which comprises a tunnel linking Ben Thanh Market Station and the Opera House Station, is 66.6 percent complete, while Package CP1b to construct another tunnel between Ba Son and Opera House stations is 82.2 percent complete.

Meanwhile, 82.2 percent of Package CP2, which comprises an elevated track and depots, is done. In addition, Package CP3, consisting of the purchase and installation of electrical systems, the rolling stock and rail, is 52.2 percent complete.

The target for the project’s workload is some 85 percent at the end of 2020, the local media reported.

At the Opera House station, one of the two underground sections in the project’s Package CP1b, many workers are preparing to remove temporary fence for the construction site in front of the municipal Opera House.

Some components of the Opera House station’s first basement are being sped up to open for public viewing as planned.

On April 1, two transformers were imported into Vietnam and delivered to the Tan Cang transformer station for installation.

In end-2019, transformer installation was finished at the Binh Thai transformer station.

The two transformer stations are set to supply power for the operation of the city’s first metro line.

The Management Authority for Urban Railways of HCM City and the contractors of the Metro Line No.1 project are swinging into action to finish the final process of installing cable trunking and other equipment before having the two transformers installed at the Tan Cang station.



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