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Consultants propose eight new rail lines departing from HCMC

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – A consortium led by TEDI SOUTH and CCTDI has presented a plan to integrate eight new rail lines into HCMC’s railway development strategy, which will connect the southern city with neighboring provinces to boost transportation connectivity.

The Vietnam Railway Authority, under the Ministry of Transport, is currently soliciting feedback from relevant stakeholders over the plan.

The proposed railways include Trang Bom-Saigon-Tan Kien; Bien Hoa-Vung Tau; HCMC-Loc Ninh; HCMC-Can Tho; a section of the North-South Express Railway linking Thu Thiem and Long Thanh International Airport; Thu Thiem-Long Thanh; HCMC-Tay Ninh; and a rail line passing through HCMC to Hiep Phuoc and Long An ports.

The new railways would be constructed to improve connectivity with major seaports and airports. This strategic development is expected to facilitate functional transformations of key national railway routes within the city, including a section of the North-South Express Railway from Nha Trang to HCMC, the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau section connecting with Cai Mep-Thi Vai Port, and HCMC-Can Tho, according to the consulting consortium.

Upon completion, the expanded railway network would significantly enhance safety, efficiency, and connectivity across various railway routes. Moreover, it would foster seamless integration with other modes of transportation and key economic regions in the southern region and nationwide.

The existing Hanoi-HCMC railway would undergo extensive upgrade and renovation to ensure operational safety and enhance its role in passenger and freight transportation.

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