HCMC – The HCMC authorities will propose the Government weigh including the Thu Thiem Depot project in the municipal general planning.
Thu Thiem Depot, located in Thu Duc City with three terminals for the North–South express railway, Thu Thiem – Long Thanh light rail and HCMC Metro Line No. 2., is highly efficient in passenger concentration and dispatch, reported the Vietnam News Agency.
According to the Department of Transport, as it is adjacent to the existing city center and in one of the city’s main development areas of Thu Duc City, Thu Thiem Depot needs research on comprehensive planning and high-quality urban design to become a highlight of the city in the new development phase.
HCMC is now preparing general planning for the city by 2040, with a vision toward 2060 and general planning for Thu Duc City by 2040. Thus, the city authorities were asked to petition the prime minister to direct the Ministry of Transport to soon research detailed planning for Thu Thiem Depot to enable the city to manage the planning and synchronize with projects in other cities.
In 2013, the Prime Minister approved the adjustment of transportation development planning of Ho Chi Minh City by 2020, of which Thu Thiem Depot, with an estimated area of 17.2 hectares, would act as a passenger pick-up and drop-off location for the North-South railway.
Currently, Thu Thiem Depot is included in the pre-feasibility study of many other projects, such as the North-South express railway, the Thu Thiem-Long Thanh light rail and the HCMC Metro line No. 2.