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Chinese-made train car hoisted for Vietnam's first urban railway

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-02-21 10:08

HANOI - First carriage of the train used for Vietnam's first urban railway Cat Linh-Ha Dong Line was hoisted in Vietnam's capital Hanoi at the dawn on Tuesday.

The 13-km Cat Linh-Ha dong Line is constructed by the 6th bureau of China Railway Engineering Corporation.

The first train, which contains four carriages, started its travel from Beijing on Jan 20 and arrived Hanoi on Feb 19, said Tang Hong, the general manager of Overseas Company of CREC told Xinhua, adding that the Chinese-made train applied with Chinese standards and technology.

Although it was raining, the process of hoisting and installing the train attracted more than a hundred Vietnamese journalists and Hanoi citizens. With the announcement of the successful installment of the first carriage, a chorus of claps began.

"The construction of the urban railway, as a symbol of Sino-Vietnam friendship, will ease up the traffic jam obsessed by Hanoi citizens", claimed Tang.

According to Tang, the other three carriages of the train will be hoisted and installed later this week, waiting to be tried when the electricity is connected later this year.

The remaining 12 trains purchased by the project will arrive in Hanoi following the appropriate conditions.

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