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HCMC – Metro Line No.2, also known as Ben Thanh-Tham Luong, got approval in 2010 and construction was slated to begin in 2016. However, site clearance problems have pushed back the start date of the project for 12 years.
The line is designed to be 11.2 kilometers long, of which the underground section accounts for 9.2 kilometers with nine stations and the elevated section for two kilometers with one station.
The initial investment was VND26,116 billion, which rose to VND47,800 billion in 2019.
The line was planned to begin at Ben Thanh Central Station in District 1, pass through districts 3, 10, 12, Tan Binh and Tan Phu, and end at the An Suong Intersection.
Given long site clearance delays, the HCMC government recommended that the Ministry of Planning and Investment seek nod from the prime minister to extend the completion date and implementation duration to 2030.