[Fig. Metro Line 3A]

v General information:

-       Alignment: Ben Thanh (Quach Thi Trang Square) – Pham Ngu Lao – Cong Hoa Roundabout – Hung Vuong – Hong Bang – Kinh Duong Vuong – Tan Kien Depot – Tan Kien Station.

-          Total length: 19.8 km.

-        Expected investment form: The metro line 3a was registered list of projects using ODA of Japan Government in the period of 2016 – 2018 by HCMC PC (Document No.555/UBND-QLDA dated 19/02/2016).

-         This project is seperated into 2 phases for investment:

a)  Phase 1 (Ben Thanh – Western Bus Terminal)

-         Total length: 10 km underground.

-         Number of station: 10 underground stations.

-         Depot and workshop at Tan Kien ward, Binh Chanh district with 20.15 ha area.

-         Total investment cost (estimated): 1.82 billion USD.

-         Implementation progress:

+ HCMC People's Committee has approved the Basic Design. Landmark Profiles were also approved and handed over to the local authorities for planning management.

+ JICA is studying the project. Expected time for submitting Government and National Assembly in order to ask for investment policy is in 2017.

b) Phase 2 (Western Bus Terminal – Tan Kien Station) and Tan Kien Depot

-         Total length: 9.9 km (0.6 km underground and 9.3 km elevated).

-         Number of station: 7 elevated stations.

-         Total estimated investment cost: 1.2 billion USD.

-         Implementation progress:

+ Waiting HCMC PC to approve the basic design.

+ Domestic Consultant completed the FS.

+ Currently, MAUR is suggesting JICA to have additional study together with project 3a phase 1.

-         Metro line 3a is oriented to extend from Hung Nhon Station (along the national road 1) to Tan An City (Long An province).