The United Kingdom (UK) and the Republic of Korea (RoK) sought to push bilateral cooperation in developing the urban railway network for Ho Chi Minh City at a conference in the city on May 27.

The UK General Consulate and the Korean Railway Research Institute (KRRI) jointly organised the function, which introduced the latest technology and financial issues, as well as means of investment and construction of the network, to participants.

The event also highlighted the cooperation achievements between the two foreign countries in the field.

The municipal Urban Railway Management Board presented a brief introduction on the city’s urban railway system planning and detailed its fifth metro line which will link the Sai Gon Bridge and the new Can Giuoc bus station.

The governments of the UK and RoK have been called on to inject money into the project which, once completed, will be able to handle about 526,000 passengers every day.-VNA