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Binh Duong calls on investors for extending metro line

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The southern province of Binh Duong has put the project to extend Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line from HCMC to the province into the list of 20 projects to give priority to calling for investment in the phase of 2017-2020.

An artist’s impression of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line

An artist’s impression of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line

According to the provincial People’s Committee Office yesterday, province leaders have paid special heed to the prolonged metro line and Bus Rapid Transit (BTR) route from new Binh Duong city to Suoi Tien station in HCMC.
The first one will have the total capital of VND2 trillion (US$88 million) while the second one will cost VND1,961 billion. They are expected to be built from Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds or other investment models such as Public Private Partnership (PPP) and Build-Transfer (BT).
The metro line extension project would improve regional connectivity among Binh Duong, Dong Nai province and HCMC; solve traffic jam and ensure traffic safety for My Phuoc-Tan Van road, said the office.




By XUAN TRUNG – Translated by Hai Mien

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