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Over VND90 trillion to be spent on two rail lines in southern Vietnam

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has urged the Ministry of Transport to work with relevant ministries and southern provinces to reach a consensus on a plan to develop the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau and Thu Thiem-Long Thanh rail roads, with a total investment of over VND90 trillion.

The governments of Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and HCMC will be responsible for the projects, according to a dispatch issued by the Government Office on August 16.

The 65-kilometer-long Bien Hoa-Vung Tau rail line will start from the Trang Bom station in Dong Nai Province’s Trang Bom District to the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port terminal in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. This railway will cost over VND50.8 trillion and be executed under the public-private partnership (PPP) format.

The Thu Thiem-Long Thanh rail route, with a length of some 37.5 kilometers, will connect the Thu Thiem new urban area in HCMC with the under-construction Long Thanh International Airport in neighboring Dong Nai Province. The rail route project will be developed under the PPP format, with a total cost of VND40.6 trillion, the local media reported.

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