Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has urged Hanoi authorities and contractors to work together more closely to ensure the completion of the city’s first overhead urban railway route by 2015.

Deputy PM Hai and officials of relevant ministries and agencies made a field trip to inspect the progress of the project on December 28.

The contractors have been constructing fundamental facilities supporting the 14.5km railway route, between Cat Linh street in the inner Dong Da district and Ha Dong in the outlying Ha Dong district.

They have finished 279 out of 434 bridge buttresses and 70 among 112 posts of the terminals.

During the trip, Deputy PM Hai asked the stakeholders to deploy all means to complete the route in September, 2015 and put it into operation in December.

Japan is the main investor of the project, which is expected to aid Hanoi’s integration and economic growth.-VNA