Four more trains of Metro Line No.1 arrive in HCM City hinh anh 1The eighth train of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Metro Line No.1 is being unloaded from the cargo (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Four more trains of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Metro Line No.1 (Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien) are arriving in Khanh Hoi port in the city on December 7-8, according to the HCM City Urban Railway Management Board.

The trains, the eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th of Line No.1 will be transported to the Long Binh depot in Thu Duc city for assembling in the next 10 days.

A ship carrying the trains left Japan on November 20 and was expected to dock in Khanh Hoi port on November 28. However, it arrived late due to bad weather conditions. Meanwhile, another ship with the 10th and 11th trains on board left Japan on November 24 and is likely to reach Khanh Hoi port on December 8.

Two trains will be unloaded on December 7 and the rest on December 8 before being placed in the railway from December 10-17.

Hoang Mai Tung, Vice Director of the board, said that the progress of the project is being sped up after being affected by COVID-19.

So far, the project has been 88.22 percent complete. In 2022, the board will import the remaining trains of total 17 trains for the project.

Since the first train arrived in the city in October 2020, Japanese contractors have sent seven trains to the city.

The all 17 trains are designed to serve up to 930 passengers each, with 147 seats. They can run at a speed of 110km per hour on elevated rail and 80km per hour on underground rail.

The 19.7-km line No.1 is the first of at least six to be built in the city and aims to ease traffic congestion in its north-eastern gateway.

Including four major bidding packages using official development assistance (ODA) and funds from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the project is designed to have 14 stations, three of them underground.

The 2.05 billion USD line is the first of at least six to be built in the city./.