Hanoi to ask for World Bank’s help with design of national railway station

The Hanoi Department of Transport has proposed the municipal People’s Committee ask for the World Bank (WB)’s assistance in the technical design of the general layout for the Ngoc Hoi national railway station complex.

A preliminary design on the general layout of the national railway station located in the suburbs of Hanoi was being worked out by the Hanoi Department coordinated with the Planning and Investment Department under the Ministry of Transport and the Vietnam Railway Authority.

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A graphic design of the Ngoc Hoi railway station complex. (Source: VNA)

The municipal Transport Department said that assistance from the WB is essential for completing the design, noting that the WB is highly interested in and supports this technical assistance project.

WB specialists have completed a draft general layout study. To take the next steps, the WB needs official proposals from the municipal People’s Committee and the Ministry of Transport. Therefore, the administration of Hanoi should send the proposal early, according to the local department.

The Ngoc Hoi station complex already had its detailed plan at a scale of 1:500 approved by the Hanoi People’s Committee.

In the railway network master plan for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050, national rail routes will not traverse the center of Hanoi.

The Ngoc Hoi station complex, covering about 171ha, will serve as the starting point of high-speed railway lines, the Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City national rail route, and as a depot of urban railways in the capital city.

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(Source: VNA)