Hanoi Party official inspects progress of urban railway project hinh anh 1Construction site of the Hanoi train station - Nhon urban metro rail project in Cau Giay district. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Hoang Trung Hai, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, led an inspection group to examine the progress of the Nhon-Hanoi Railway Station urban rail project on May 6.

Built at a total cost of 1.176 billion EUR, the Nhon-Hanoi Railway Station project has a total length of 12.5km, comprising an 8.5km aerial track that will connect Nhon depot with Thu Le Zoo and a 4km-long underground track that will link Thu Le with the Hanoi Railway Station.

The line will start at Nhon and reach Cau Giay via Highway 32 and Ho Tung Mau and Xuan Thuy streets. It will also pass through Kim Ma, Nui Truc and Quoc Tu Giam streets. The last stop will be the Hanoi Railway Station at the T-junction of Le Duan and Tran Hung Dao streets.

At a meeting with the working group as part of the inspection, Nguyen Cao Minh, head of the municipal urban rail project management board, reported that the auction of all nine bid packages of the Nhon-Hanoi Railway Station project has been completed, with eight contracts signed to date.

About 41 percent of the total construction workload was done, he said, adding that the building of the elevated track has been completed by more than 82 percent.

According to him, the project’s disbursement has amounted to over 7.1 trillion VND (260.8 million EUR).

The first train will arrive in Hanoi in June 2020, while the construction of the underground track is expected to be finished in 2022.-VNA