Delegates attending the conference including...

Duong Van Sang, Assistant General Director, South Transport Engineering Design Joint Stock Inc (TEDI South), Vietnam[read more...]

Mac Dang Tung, Deputy Director, South Transport Engineering Design Joint Stock Inc (TEDI South), Vietnam

Panel of experts including...

Wolfram Grunkorn, Managing Lawyer, Grunkorn & Partner Law Co. Ltd, Vietnam

Andrew Chong, Consultant, New Business Development, Asia Pacific, REHAU, Malaysia

Sean Prior, Member, South East Asia Contact Group of the Rail Working Group/Counsel, Mayer Brown (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Ambran Abu Bakar, Managing Director, SCAVAI Alliance Pte Ltd, Singapore

Mark Thomas, Managing Director, Serviceworks Group Ltd, Singapore

Ovidi Lasheras, Business Development Manager, Water Mist, APAC, Johnson Controls, Singapore

Blair Chalmers, Director, MMC Asia Pacific Risk Center, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Singapore

Timothy Suen, Arup Fellow/Director, East Asia Rail Leader, Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd, Hong Kong

Alexander Kleine Stegemann, Project Manager Tunneling & Civil Engineering, Halfen GmbH, Germany

Karoliina Jaatinen, Leading Expert, Environmental Consulting, Poyry Finland Oy, Finland

Anssi Auvinen, Design Manager, AINS Group, Finland

Dr Jose-Miguel Galera, Director General/Managing Director, Subterra Ingenieria SL, Spain

Dr Kurt Zeidler, Principal, Gall Zeidler Consultants LLC, UK


Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
& Danang

Metro Rail System

Conference 2019

28 & 29 March 2019* Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam***

  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Delegates
  5. Exhibitors
  6. Exhibition Opportunities
  7. Free Downloads
DAY ONE (28 March 2019)
08:30 Registratione
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Progress and update on metro rail system projects in Hanoi and challenges so far
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Current status on HCMC metro rail system projects and challenges in keeping the project on track
11:00 Blueprint for the development of Danang metro rail system projects
11:45 Ensuring environmental safety during the construction of metro rail system project
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Bringing urban design and opportunity to improve the quality of the long corridors of land between metro rail stations
14:45 Digital mapping to monitor project planning, delivery and controls of metro rail system projects
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 How to interpret soil investigation reports to ensure safety of the geotechnical works and the surrounding structures
16:30 Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Day 1
DAY TWO (29 March 2019)
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Innovations and practical approaches in underground construction and tunneling in urban environment within the development parameter of metro rail project
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 New test method for safety against derailing
11:00 Engineering capability to enhance rail reliability
11:45 Viaduct structure around metro rail lines and metros stations - the challenge to choose the right structural
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Tunneling and geotechnical investigation to identify problematic ground and secure an efficient and low-risk construction
14:45 Best practices and innovation to meet all aspect of criteria during construction phases
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Reviewing the most efficient method in track construction and installation
16:30 Concluding Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Conference

Currently, construction in varying stages for the development of metro rail systems in Hanoi and HCMC, including a blueprint for the framework to develop three metro rail systems in Danang that offers plenty of opportunities in planning, design, construction as well as innovation and solution to improve the management and efficiency of the overall metro rail system lifecycle

In the implementation of the city's metro rail project, Hanoi will build ten metro rail systems with a combined length of 417.8 kilometers. Hanoi will need over US$40 billion for the constructions, including US$7.5 billion in 2017-2020, US$7.6 billion in 2021-2025, US$3.5 billion in 2026-2030, and $21.3 billion after 2031. In HCMC, plans are in place to build a total of eight metro rail systems, with construction in varying stages of development. Currently, the first two lines of HCMC’s metro rail systems will start commercial operations in 2020, including line No. 1 expected to be fully in operational by the end of 2020, however, there is possibility for early partial opening for elevated section at the end of 2018 or in 2019. The opening of line No. 2 shall be by the end of 2020, while line No. 5 is scheduled for completion in 2025, will be driverless, with automated ticketing systems and smart cards. Metro line No. 3, line No. 4 and line No. 6 are still in the planning phase, while line No. 7 and No. 8 are in the blueprint stage. Cost estimates for lines No. 1 to No. 6 are US$2.49 billion, US$2.07 billion, US$3.69 billion, US$4.45 billion, US$4.47 billion and US$1.25 billion respectively, a total of over US$18 billion. In Danang, the process of drawing up a blueprint to develop three metro rail systems has begun, and is expected to be completed by 2020. Against this development, Vietnam’s Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) & Danang Metro Rail System Projects Conference 2019, provides a timely opportunity to gain access to critical information needed to evaluate prospect in project collaboration and partnership in planning, design, construction as well as innovation and solution to improve the management and efficiency of the overall metro rail system lifecycle in Hanoi, HCMC and Danang.

Discussion will also highlight remote sensing and GIS-based analysis of cave development, as well as understanding diverse needs for assessment of environmental changes, with ample time set aside to review the prospects of the creation of a new map of ecological partitioning of the global ocean for climate change impacts assessment.

In addition, delegates will be able to review best practices in designs and advances in GIS solutions for complex and large-scale infrastructure projects that will provide proactive analysis to identify and resolve hidden problems and contribute towards meeting key challenges of completing infrastructure projects within budget and timeline.


The Programme (Day 1 and Day 2) is updated as at 15 October 2018. From time to time, there will be changes to the content and structure of the programme, including incorporating critical issues and topics suggested by the panel of experts. All this is geared to add value and diversity to the discussions during the conference. Please email us at should you require a copy of latest programme.