France adds €85 million for HN urban railway
19:27 | 13/12/2014

VGP – France will provide an additional capital of €85 million the Emerging Markets Reserve (RPE)  for Ha Noi Pilot Urban Railway line No.3.

A financial protocol to this effect was signed by Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh and French Ambassador to Viet Nam Jean-Noël Poirier on December 12.

Earlier, France provided €250 million for the project.

The pilot 12.5km-long urban railway line linking Nhon in Tu Liem suburban district and Ha Noi railway station in the inner district of Hoan Kiem, includes a 8.5km elevated section and 4km underground section from Thu Le to Ha Noi station. 

The underway project also includes 12 stations along the line which is designed for a maximum speed of 80km per hour and capable of carrying over 900 passengers per train. It will take passengers about 20 minutes to travel the whole length of the line.

By Thuy Dung

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