Infrastructure

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Ministry suggests bypass to keep highway out of Dong Nai biosphere reserve

The Ministry of Transport has suggested a bypass in place of a highway proposed to be built through a world biosphere reserve in the southern Dong Nai Province.In a letter to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Thursday, the ministry said it is not feasible ...

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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 ...

Hanoi to conduct zoning to reduce traffic congestion

Hanoi is mulling two different options to restrict the use of motorbikes in the city before the 2030 ban. In the first option, motorbikes will be restricted in 12 urban districts including Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung, Ba Dinh and five rural districts of Gia Lam, ...

Transport ministry cancelled international bidding for North-South Expressway, seeks bids from domestic investors

The transport ministry announced on Monday they would cancel open international bidding for eight projects of the North-South expressway, in favour of homegrown investors.The decision was made on the consensus reached after consulting relevant agencies, transport ministry said in an announcement sent to the media, adding ...

Mekong Delta needs logistics investment: officials

A trade representative has called for the construction of more deep-water ports in the Mekong River Delta to save money and time for seafood exporters. Nguyễn Hoài Nam, deputy general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), said the move would allow firms to directly ...

PM stresses technological applications in traffic management

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc underlined the need to intensify technological applications in managing traffic safety while speaking at a teleconference in Hanoi on July 22. He lauded smart traffic management centres established by cities which exchange data with relevant agencies. At the meeting, the leader asked ...

Concerns raised over Vietnam’s largest infrastructure project

The tentative total investment for the North-South high-speed railway, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), is about US$26 billion – $32 billion less than the previous proposal by the Ministry of Transport (MoT). The project will be implemented under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) ...

Project helps improve traffic safety in school zones

Traffic safety around schools in Pleiku city in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai has improved remarkably thanks to a two-year project entitled ‘Slow Zones, Safe Zones’. To prevent and reduce traffic deaths and injuries in school zones, the project added modifications to roads around ...

Transport development in Mekong Delta should be accelerated: official

The development of transport infrastructure connecting the Mekong Delta and the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City should be accelerated in the coming time by increasing investment capital from both local budget and society, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan ...

Over 220 trillion VND invested in Mekong Delta’s infrastructure

Over 890 projects in infrastructure with total investment of 221 trillion VND (9.43 billion USD) are being carried out by in the Mekong Delta by 898 businesses from Ho Chi Minh City, according to statistics of the municipal People’s Committee.The projects are mainly in building ...

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