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First metro stirs hope Vietnam can match regional peers


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Tran Ngoc Quynh takes a picture as he rides the first metro train in Hanoi, November 6, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy


The first metro route Vietnam has stirred hopes that the country will soon catch up with its regional peers, popularize public transportation and reduce traffic congestion.


Experts, however remain cautious and skeptical, saying such optimism is unwarranted at the moment.


"If I close my eyes I can’t tell whether I’m on a metro train in another country or in Vietnam," said Tran Ngoc Quynh, one of the first passengers to use the Cat Linh – Ha Dong Metro Route after it began operating last Saturday.


Full Story: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/business/economy/first-metro-stirs-hope-vietnam-can-match-regional-peers-4383013.html


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