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Deputy prime minister maps out two new railway lines
  • |, VietnamNet | March 31, 2022 10:11 AM
Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has instructed the Ministry of Transport to work with southern localities and related agencies on two new railway lines.

The route linking Thu Thiem Station and Long Thanh International Airport would be 37.5 kilometres long and cost VND40.56 trillion (USD1.74 billion). Investment would be secured via a public-private partnership.


The design of Long Thanh International Airport

The 65 kilometre-long Bien Hoa-Vung Tau line would cost VND50.82 trillion and start from Trang Bom in Dong Nai and end at Cai Mep-Thi Vai International Port.

The two railway lines are intended to ease traffic congestion on the HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway, National Highway 51 and the planned Bien Hoa-Vung Tau Expressway.

Covering a total area of more than 5,580 hectares, Long Thanh International Airport will spread across six communes in Long Thanh district in Dong Nai province. The airport will cost an estimated VND336.63 trillion (USD14.47 billion), with construction divided into three phases.

The project started in 2021. Once fully completed by 2050, the airport will be able to handle 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of cargo annually.

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