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Hanoi's planned metro, already 2 years late, hit with new delays

Safety checks screech to halt as Chinese builder fails to submit paperwork

A worker walks the tracks of Hanoi's planned metro system in 2015. Construction has mostly finished, but safety checks face delays.   © Reuters

HANOI -- Vietnam's first metro system under construction in Hanoi faces yet another obstacle, leaving residents waiting more than two years after the trains were expected to go into service.

The Chinese company responsible for the project has not submitted the documents needed for a final safety check on a 13 km section between the Cat Linh and Ha Dong stations, local media report.

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