Vietnam to spend 5.5 bln USD building 3 urban rail routes in capital

2018-04-12 10:36:54
Summary:HANOI, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's Hanoi authorities have proposed that the government instruct the early c...
HANOI, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's Hanoi authorities have proposed that the government instruct the early construction of three urban rail routes with total investment of 125,614 billion Vietnamese dong (over 5.5 billion U.S. dollars), Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday.

The urban rail route No.2, which runs from Tran Hung Dao Street to Thuong Dinh Street, will go underground for nearly 6 km with a design speed of 80 km per hour, and be built from 2018 to 2024.

The urban rail route No.5, which stretches from Van Cao Street to Hoa Lac area, will have a total length of 38.4 km with the speed of 90-120 km per hour, and become operational in 2025.

The urban rail route No.3, which goes from Hanoi Railway Station to Hoang Mai district, will have a total length of 8.7 km, and be constructed in the 2018-2025 period.

According to Hanoi's plan on developing transport till 2030 and with vision to 2050, the capital city will build a total of 10 urban rail routes with combined length of 417.8 km, including 75.5 km going underground, with total investment of nearly 40.1 billion U.S. dollars.

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