HCM City steps up construction of Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien metro line hinh anh 1Construction of the line (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - The Ho Chi Minh City Urban Railway Management Board is accelerating the construction of Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien Urban Railway Line 1 (Metro No. 1), in particular the underground terminals, with a view to putting the line into use in late 2021.

As of May 25, some 72.90 percent of the workload had been completed.

In late April, the architecture on Floor B1 was basically completed.

The 2.05-billion USD line, which runs 19.7 km between District 1 and District 9, is the first of at least six metro lines to be built in the city.

Expected to open in the first quarter of 2021, the metro line stations will be linked to buses operating in the vicinity of the line to help people reach the station more easily.

Construction began in August 2012 with 14 terminals, including three underground./.