HCMC – The New Mien Dong Coach Station project located in HCMC’s District 9 will be finally put into operation on August 15 after repeated delays, according to the Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation, which built the station.
In the first phase, the operations of 71 coach routes at the existing Mien Dong Coach Station in the city’s Binh Thanh District will be moved to the new station. These routes will serve passengers travelling between HCMC and localities in the central and northern regions.
The Transport Ministry has approved a proposal by the HCMC Transport Department to announce a list of coach routes that will operate at the new station.
Besides this, the ministry asked the HCMC Transport Department to keep unchanged the announced routes and existing transport operators, aimed at enabling them and the new station to soon establish stable business operations as well as to meet the travel demands of local residents.
Further, the municipal transport department was told to team up with the police and the relevant agencies to tackle coaches, which operate unlawfully on fixed routes in the city and thus affect the business of licensed transport firms and cooperatives.
Located next to the Hanoi Highway, the new coach station covers 16 hectares in District 9 and a part of Di An Township in Binh Duong Province. Work on the country’s largest coach station project started in April 2017. Once completed, it is expected to serve over seven million passengers per year.