Railway through Hai Van Pass needs 53.5 million USD for upgrading | Business | So Good News
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Vietnam Railway Corporation
(VNR) has requested that the Ministry of Transport urgently invest VND 1.33 trillion (US$53.5 million) to upgrade the railway in the Hai Van Pass area due to the impact of Typhoon Sonca in October.
According to VNR, the railway infrastructure is on Hai Van Passthe area has deteriorated due to lack of investment and frequent annual rains, causing landslides and high risk of training operational safety.
Earlier this month, a team of Ministry of Transport, Vietnam Railway Administration and VNR inspected the scene and assessed the current status of the railway infrastructure and the damage in the Hai Van Pass area.
The inspection results showed that on the railway line through the pass there were around 20 landslide points which damaged the railway infrastructure and which still pose a potential risk of unsafe operation if they were not repaired soon.
To ensure train safety and improve operational efficiency, the VNR proposed that the Ministry of Transport ask the Prime Minister to consider allocating around VND 1.33 trillion (US$53.5 million) from the state budget for repair work.
The repair works will include strengthening talus roofs on sections with a potential landslide hazard (20 positions), and upgrading railways and stations with a total length of 16.31 km, 15 bridges with a total length of 358 m, and three tunnels of 1.6 km .
In the initial period, VNR will propose to the Ministry of Transportreport to the Government and the Ministry of Finance to balance capital over the state budget in order to prioritize investments in a number of central places with a high risk of danger, such as strengthening talus roofs, repairing and upgrading broken bridges, culverts and drainage systems to ensure safe operations with a budget of around 600 billion VND (24.1 million USD).
The work will be carried out by the company in 2023 and 2024./.