GLOBALink | New metro line constructed by Chinese company facilitates travel in Vietnam
A new metro line project in Vietnam has been officially inaugurated.
The Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line was constructed by a Chinese company.
It's the first one of its type completed in the Southeast Asian country.
Over the past two months of commercial operation, the metro line transported some 15,000 passengers per day and has welcomed 1 million passengers till last Thursday.
The Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated railway project is the first metro line in the Vietnamese capital city.
It's expected to solve the rapidly increasing traffic amount in the western area of Hanoi and contribute to the socio-economic development of the city.
Under a city development plan, Hanoi will have a total of 10 urban railway routes by 2030.
Construction of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated railway officially started in October 2011.
Its trial run was completed in December 2020, with thousands of trips covering over 70,000 km, enabling the system to operate commercially in late 2021.
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