Keep it running: Vietnam passes law to revive ‘crucial’ rail transport International

Vietnam’s lawmakers passed amendments to the Railway Law on Friday, promising incentives to investors to resuscitate a now unpopular mode of transport.  The law, describing rail as “crucial” in the national transport network, will take effect in July next year. It will potentially give train-related projects easy access to land and funding. Investors in the sector […]

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’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 […]