Comprising HCM City Opera House and Ba Son stations, the CP1b package, whose construction began in August 2014, has 80 percent of the work fulfilled. Meanwhile, 65 percent of the CP1a package that started in November 2016 and runs through Ben Thanh station has been done.

The Management Authority for Urban Railways is working hard to speed up the construction, ensuring that 85 percent of the four-package project will be completed this year. The line is expected to be put into operation by the end of 2021./.