Head of Russian Railways and Deputy Chairman of Vietnamese government discuss project
to build light-rail line in Ho Chi Minh City
The CEO and Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways, Oleg Belozerov, has met
with the Deputy Chairman of the Government of Vietnam, Trịnh Đình Dũng.
The two men discussed prospects for the development of bilateral cooperation, including
infrastructure projects, transportation and logistics etc.
In particular, the two parties agreed about the need for the further development
of container traffic between Russia and Vietnam.
They also focused attention on the Tantao - Lindong light rail project in Ho Chi
Minh City, which has a branch line to the Long Than International Airport in the province
of Dong Nai. The airport is currently under construction and is planned to become
the largest in the country.
On 5 September 2018, RZD International LLC and a group of Vietnamese investors
led by the Lung Lo Construction Corporation signed a partnership agreement during
the design and project stage for the light-rail project.
In accordance with the agreement, RZD International LLC will provide expert support
on the project and prepare a feasibility study for the line’s construction.
"The importance of cooperation with Vietnamese companies has been noted repeatedly
at intergovernmental level and we regard this project as very promising," said Oleg
"Vietnam is interested in the development of the railway system in order to improve
the quality of our infrastructure and thus increase the competitiveness of our economy,"
said the Deputy Chairman of the Vietnamese government.
Mr. Trịnh Đình Dũng added that he considers it important to build a light
metro line in view of the country’s growing population and the increasing pressure
on the nation’s transport infrastructure.