Officials and Lecturers of Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport had a sightseeing trip to Metro Line No.1 (Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien Section)

To strengthen cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport (UT-HCMC) and Nippon Koei Vietnam - Japan’s No.1 International Engineering Consultant, the two sides co-organized a sightseeing trip to some the urban railways construction of Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien Section (Metro Line No.1) for UT-HCMC’s officials and lecturers.

Metro Line No.1 has a total length of 19.7 km (in which 2.6 km  underground and 17.1 km elevated), 14 stations (3 underground stations and 11 elevated stations). Dr. Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Director of Project Management on elevated stations of Metro Line No. 1 guided directly to go sightseeing at Metro Line No.1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ba Hoang, Vice President- The incharge of UT-HCMC led UT-HCMC’s delegation to go sightseeing at Ho Chi Minh City Municipal Theatre and Ba Son constructions - two of the three underground stations of Metro Line No.1 being designed many adequate facilities serving passengers and Newport Station which is one of the 11 elevated stations.

UT-HCMC’s sightseeing delegation was listening with concentration to projects’ introduction

UT-HCMC’s sightseeing delegation was at Ho Chi Minh City Municipal Theatre Station 

The inside of Ho Chi Minh City Municipal Theatre Station

Underground Floor 2 of Ho Chi Minh City Municipal Theatre Station

UT-HCMC’s sightseeing delegation moved along underground Metro route from the HCMC Municipal Theatre Station to Ba Son Station

UT-HCMC’s sightseeing delegation was taking a memorable picture at Ba Son Station

Engineers and workers were actively working to complete the constructions in progress

Currently, HCMC Municipal Theatre Station has reached 90% of construction which has been conducting construction items as electrical system and the station entrance. Ba Son Station, the last underground station before forwarding onto the elevated train, has completed underground structures of the entrance of No.1 and No.2 in total of 5 up and down entrances. Newport Station’s roof will be completed in July 2020. As expected, the whole project will be put into operation and exploitation in late 2021.

Finish the sightseeing trip, the two sides have met cheerful moments and exchanged constructive ideas for the upcoming collaboration. Welcoming UT-HCMC’s sightseeing delegation, there were the presence of Dr. Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Mr. Daiki Abe, the representative of Nippon Koei in Ho Chi Minh City, Mr. Toshiyuki Fukuda, Head of Nippon Koei’s Marketing Department and many officials, engineers of Nippon Koei.

The sightseeing trip organized successfully which will promise to not only help the two sides to increase mutual understanding but also make good opportunities for UT-HCMC’s officials and lecturers to learn practical experience in design and construction as well as exchange scientific and academic research.

Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Head of International Relations Department representing UT-HCMC’s sightseeing delegation gave a memorable gift as a big thank you to Nippon Koei Vietnam for successful sightseeing trip.

(News & Photos: International Relations Department)


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