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Saigon to plant trees along metro line next year

Saigon will plant trees over 14 kilometers along Metro Line 1 in 2020, says a senior railway official.

Saigon metro lines cost escalation cleared, construction not to stop

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has approved HCMC's demand to revise the cost of its first two metro lines.

Saigon plans $292 million underground shopping complex

A VND6.4 trillion ($292 million) underground shopping complex near the iconic Ben Thanh Market is scheduled to begin operations in 2021.
September 08, 2019 | 11:09 am GMT+7

Saigon metro lines see completion dates pushed back, again

HCMC's first two metro routes will be delayed yet again, a recent progress evaluation report submitted by the city transport department indicates.
September 04, 2019 | 09:55 am GMT+7

Saigon pushes 2021 deadline for metro line despite uncertain contractors

HCMC authorities want the long-delayed metro line to be up and running in 2021 although contractors are not sure.
March 14, 2019 | 08:32 pm GMT+7

HCMC requests government to advance funds for metro project

HCMC has asked the PM for an advance of $92 million to pay for work done on its first metro line.
March 08, 2019 | 09:18 pm GMT+7

Saigon metro authorities request another advance payment to pay staff

HCMC metro officials have asked the city for a VND39 billion ($1.67 million) advance payment to pay staff salaries.
March 05, 2019 | 12:01 pm GMT+7

HCMC wants first metro line finished in 2020

Ho Chi Minh City wants its first metro line’s trial run to take place by October next year despite funding and personnel challenges.
February 14, 2019 | 08:48 am GMT+7

80 percent of HCMC’s first metro line to be completed in 2019

Eighty percent of Ho Chi Minh City’s first metro route will be completed this year, the agency overseeing its construction has said.
January 28, 2019 | 10:55 am GMT+7

HCMC to pay Japanese contractor to keep metro work going

HCMC will use its own budget this month to pay Japanese contractor Sumitomo Corporation for work done on first metro line.
January 19, 2019 | 07:34 pm GMT+7

Vietnam approves increased funding for Saigon’s long-delayed metro lines

The central government has approved an upward revision in the cost of Ho Chi Minh City’s first and second subway lines.
January 05, 2019 | 10:46 am GMT+7

Saigon's first metro line off track, in crisis mode

Saigon’s first metro line, tangled in bureaucratic bungling, funding shortages and a personnel crisis, looks set to miss its 2020 deadline.
December 28, 2018 | 11:42 am GMT+7

Japanese contractor may stop work on Saigon metro line

HCMC’s first metro line has run into another crisis. An unpaid Japanese contractor has threatened to stop work.
November 23, 2018 | 08:27 am GMT+7

Six years on, Saigon's first metro line nowhere near completion

Set to open in 2017, then 2020, Saigon’s first metro line will not meet the delayed deadline either.
November 11, 2018 | 12:08 pm GMT+7

Saigon’s first metro line will not open on schedule

A paucity of funds will prevent Ho Chi Minh City from completing its first metro line by 2020 as scheduled.
October 19, 2018 | 08:00 am GMT+7
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