HCM City: Construction on new eastern coach station begins hinh anh 1Perspective of eastern coach station (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation (SAMCO) began the construction of a new eastern coach station at a total cost of 773 billion VND (33.6 million USD) on April 26.

Lying in Long Binh ward, district 9, Ho Chi Minh City, and Binh Thang ward, Di An commune, the southern province of Binh Duong, the station covers an area of more than 16ha, tripling that of the current station, 12.3ha of which is based in the city.

The station is expected to serve over 7 million passengers travelling to the north, the central and the east, including 21,000 passengers each day and 52,000 during holidays.

During the first stage, a central terminal, a parking area, a waste treatment system and technical infrastructure will be built later this year.

It will also offer other public transportation choices to passengers such as the metro line No.1, rapid bus service to Binh Duong and other buses and taxis.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Khoa said the station will be connected with a high-rise parking area, repair and filling station area, trade and services area.

He asked the municipal departments and agencies to offer all possible support to the project, making it operational later this year with ensured quality. - VNA