Shaky internet connections in Vietnam as new undersea cable breaks International

By VnExpress  &nbspJune 21, 2017 | 02:57 pm GMT+7 The Asia Pacific Gateway was expected to be more reliable than the notorious Asia-America network. Internet users in Vietnam started to experience slow speed on Wednesday after a major undersea cable snapped, only months after it was put into use. A source from a […]

First half of Vietnam’s north-south expressway to displace 2,100 families International

At least 2,100 families are going to be relocated and more than 8,000 others will also be affected by ground clearance for the first half of the planned north-south expressway connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the government said. The government said in a recent report to the legislative National Assembly that around 3,523 […]

Hanoi revives plan to ban motorbikes in uphill battle against congestion International

Hanoi’s lawmakers are expected to make a decision this July about reducing traffic congestion in the city with a motorbike ban in 2030. The plan, which is now open to public discussion, is to remove all motorbikes from downtown districts from 2030 and restrict the use of the vehicle in areas well served by public […]

Hanoi’s first sky train track found in rusty disrepair a year before launch International

By Doan Loan  &nbspMay 29, 2017 | 04:30 pm GMT+7 The track of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated railway in Hanoi has been found rusted at many parts. Photo by VnExpress/Ba Do This is the latest blow to the project which has already been delayed by nearly five years. Hanoi’s much-anticipated first sky train is […]

Vietnam’s government approves plan for $13.8 bln north-south expressway International

By Doan Loan  &nbspMay 26, 2017 | 03:43 pm GMT+7 The first stretch of the road will connect Hanoi with Hue by 2022. The Vietnamese government has approved a plan to build a north-south expressway from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City at a cost of more than VND312 trillion ($13.8 billion).  Prime Minister Nguyen […]

HCMC looks to Japanese fund for extension to first metro line International

Ho Chi Minh City is looking for a grant of $100 million from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to extend its first metro line to the neighboring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai, the project coordinator has said. HCMC Urban Railway Management Unit on Wednesday said it would need around $100 million to […]

Vietnamese mega-cities scouring for mega-funding on infrastructure drive International

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are seeking funds worth a combined VND105 trillion ($4.6 billion) to invest in roads and bridges in an attempt to ease traffic jams and protect the environment. Vietnam’s infrastructure is struggling to keep up with economic growth of more than 6 percent a year, while its public debt has […]

Hanoi’s water supply forecast to run dry during hot summer International

By Vo Hai  &nbspMay 16, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7 Hanoi officials have asked water supply units to prepare water trucks in case of pipeline ruptures in the coming summer days. Photo by VnExpress Officials say the current system is likely to spring a leak as temperatures and demand rise over the summer. Hanoi’s construction […]

Vietnam seeks $300 mln loan from China to fund border expressway International

By Anh Minh  &nbspMay 11, 2017 | 03:23 pm GMT+7 An expressway in northern Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress The entire expressway, expected to facilitate cargo transport in the north of the country, would cost around $2 billion. Vietnam’s Cao Bang Province on the border with China is seeking government approval to borrow $300 million from […]

Take a look at Hanoi’s new ‘gold’ road International

The road in Vietnam’s capital cost a whopping $43 million, earning it the shiny nickname. The 1.5-kilometer road connecting Nguyen Van Cu Street and the Red River in Long Bien District opened in January 2017 after three years of construction. Work cost VND985 billion ($43.3 million), more than half of which was spent on compensating […]