Quite exciting news! Of course, it's all up in the air at the moment, but as potentially Vietnam's 4th largest city, and 3rd city to have its own urban rail network, it's a promising idea. Personal experience using the Seoul metro system suggests that they're a wise partner in this venture.January 19, 2018
Seoul Metro to support Da Nang urban rail project
Seoul Metro, the operator of metro lines 1-8 in the Korean capital, has signed an agreement to support the construction and operation of an urban rail line in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang.
Under the agreement, Seoul Metro will work together with municipal authorities in Da Nang city on construction of the new railway, development of transport systems, and establishing plans for operation and maintenance of the line.
In addition to the signing, representatives of Seoul Metro held meetings with staff from Da Nang’s transport, planning and investment, and construction departments. In order to move forward with the project, both parties will carry out a joint site investigation and hold a review meeting for Da Nang’s overall public transport plan.
In 2015 Seoul Metro supported Ho Chi Minh City in the selection of preferred alignments for metro lines. In 2017 the operator carried out a feasibility study Ho Chi Minh City Line 4 and acted as consultant for an operations and maintenance plan.
Hopefully there's more news to follow!