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Seoul Metro advises Danang on elevated railways

Nguyen Duc
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Seoul Metro advises Danang on elevated railways

Nguyen Duc

Representatives of Seoul Metro Corporation and the Transport Department of Danang City exchange a signed memorandum of understanding on elevated railway development in Danang - PHOTO: NGUYEN DUC

DANANG – South Korea’s Seoul Metro Corporation has clinched a memorandum of understanding with the Transport Department of Danang City to give the latter advice on developing elevated railway projects in the central coast of Vietnam.

Kim Tae Ho, general director of Seoul Metro, said at the signing ceremony on January 16 that the corporation aims to put its effort into the city’s strategy for developing urban infrastructure in the short run.

The corporation is offering its public metro services to over 6.8 million passengers a day in the Korean capital of Seoul.

Danang chairman Huynh Duc Tho said the city has been growing rapidly, and its population has risen to more than one million people. Therefore, the municipal government is faced with urban management and infrastructure development issues. Traffic congestion, and high residential density are posing numerous challenges for the city.

He added the local government is seeking solutions to urban transport, so Danang will to offer favorable conditions for the corporation to develop urban transport infrastructure projects, including elevated railways.

The city leader also called for Seoul Metro and other Korean companies to build Lien Chieu Port and develop urban regions between old and new railway stations.

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