Infrastructure

Reforestation planned to replace forestlands cleared in construction of North-South Expressway

The Government has recently submitted to the National Assembly Standing Committee a report on converting forests, forest land and wet-rice land for the North-South Expressway in 2021-25.Accordingly, the Government proposed changing the land use purpose of 1,054 hectares of forest to ensure no major impact ...

Transport infrastructure key to Mekong Delta’s economic growth

A vast major economic zone covering 40,400 sq.km., the Mekong Delta boasts abundant advantages in agricultural production and investment attraction across a variety of fields. However, for years, the slow development transport infrastructure has hindered the development of the region, becoming a bottleneck that prevent ...

Just 34.8 percent of people in rural areas have access to clean water

Vietnam is in danger of missing the target of providing 93-95 percent of people in rural areas, and at least 95 percent in urban areas, access to clean water by 2025. Data revealed at a conference in Hanoi on April 26 showed that only 84.2 ...

Dong Nai seeks UNESCO opinion on biosphere highway

Dong Nai Province authorities have asked the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO to comment on a highway project cutting through a world biosphere reserve.The highway plan aims to develop infrastructure and connect localities in southeast Vietnam. However, as the road would run through a nature ...

Phuoc Tuan

Mekong plan outlines path to security

The Mekong Delta is stagnating on the back of poor frameworks and infrastructural gaps – flaws that are hoped to be remedied with a new 2021-2030 masterplan, driving regional socioeconomic growth.As the region has been focusing on ensuring food security for the whole country, the ...

Boosting development of green modes of transportation

After four months of operation, the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway line in Hanoi has attracted more and more passengers. The first electric buses have also been launched to serve people in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. These types of transportation are highly appreciated ...

Quoc Toan

486 ha of forest to be felled in Central Highlands for building highway

Authorities in Lam Dong Province in the Central Highlands said they plan to use 486 hectares of forests for building a highway.The highway between Bao Loc town and the Lien Khuong-Prenn Highway, will run 73 km, have four lanes and cost VND11.3 trillion ($497.1 million). It ...

Public investment to offer backbone for infrastructure

With the economy gradually bouncing back, Vietnam will continue speeding up the disbursement of public investment this year, with a focus placed on infrastructure development in order to spur on economic growth this year and beyond.Hanoi is among many other localities showing strong determination in ...

New North-South Expressway price tag 'doesn't look good': lawmakers

Lawmakers expressed concerns about the very high price tag for 12 new sections of the North-South Expressway, saying the government needs to provide more specific figures.The government’s proposal to build another 729 kilometers of the North South Expressway at VND200 billion ($8.69 million) per kilometer ...

Hoang Thuy, Viet Tuan

Vietnam targets all people using clean water by 2045

A national strategy on clean water supply and sanitation in rural areas by 2030 with a vision to 2045 was announced on December 22 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Vietnam.After 10 years of implementing ...

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