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jeudi 28 décembre 2017

Vietnam province needs over $170mn to bring century-old railway back to life

Authorities in a province in Vietnam are seeking an investment of over US$170 million to revive a century-old railway connecting a popular resort city to a town near an iconic Cham structure.

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mardi 12 septembre 2017

VNR seeks loans to improve its operation

The Việt Nam Railways (VNR) has submitted to the Ministry of Transport an investment plan with credit loans worth nearly VNĐ4.7 trillion (US$208 million) to purchase and build new locomotives and wagons from now till 2020.

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dimanche 30 juillet 2017

Vietnam’s tale of two metros, one built by the Japanese and the other by the Chinese

Delays and cost overruns are to be expected as the nation tries to recreate the transportion systems of its two largest cities, but accidents and mistakes on the Chinese-led project are feeding into some longstanding prejudices

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dimanche 28 mai 2017

Firms start building Vietnam tunnels

Construction work using Japanese technology started on Friday in Ho Chi Minh City for two underground tunnels of a 20-kilometer-long railway linking the center of the largest Vietnamese city and its suburbs.

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dimanche 16 avril 2017

Vietnam may need $2.2 bln to keep railways safe

It will be 'extremely difficult' to reclaim the safety corridor for train tracks because people have been living alongside them for so long, an official said.

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samedi 7 janvier 2017

Rail transport revenue failed to reach target

The country’s struggling rail transport sector continues to falter, with output and revenues of Việt Nam Railways (VNR) declining considerably, falling short of set targets.

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lundi 17 octobre 2016

Vietnam revisits $56 billion plan for north-south express railway

If approved, trains could be steaming at 350kph by 2050.

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mardi 14 juin 2016

Vietnam's north-south train services to be restored this month

The collapse of a railway bridge near Ho Chi Minh City in March has severed the sole national route

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mercredi 23 mars 2016

Vietnam railway operation interrupted after bridge collapse

Trains traveling from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City have been stuck due to the collapse of the Ghenh railway bridge in the southern province of Dong Nai on Sunday.

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jeudi 25 février 2016

Feasibility study for Laos-Vietnam railway begins

A feasibility study for a railway linking the Lao capital of Vientiane with Vung Ang seaport in central Ha Tinh province of Vietnam has begun, a senior Lao official has said.

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mercredi 24 février 2016

Vietnam’s Reunification Express celebrates a double anniversary, and keeps getting better with age

The Trans-Indochinois debuted in French colonial Asia 80 years ago and 40 years later it became the Reunification Express.

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vendredi 29 janvier 2016

Vietnam Railways has more five-star trains

With investment of VND65 billion (over $2.9 million), a pair of Saigon-Hanoi trains numbered SE 7/8, with 59 carriages meeting 5-star standards were launched on January 26 by the Saigon Railway Transport JSC.

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vendredi 22 janvier 2016

Tale of two metro lines shows battle for business in Vietnam

A tale of two metro lines in Vietnam’s capital has thrown sharp light on how anti-China feeling plays into a battle between economic powers for sway in this frontier market.

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lundi 26 octobre 2015

6 Vietnam railway officials tried for bribery linked to Japanese ODA

Six Vietnamese railway officials stood trial Monday for allegations that they received VND11 billion (US$493,000) in bribes from a Japanese consultant of a major project funded by Japan.

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mardi 29 septembre 2015

Ho Chi Minh City rehashes tramway plan in bid to tackle traffic crisis

Ho Chi Minh City government has allowed a joint venture to conduct a feasibility study on a tramway line aiming to cater to 20-25 percent of the demand for public transportation.

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lundi 21 septembre 2015

Billions to modernise VN's railway

The modernisation of Viet Nam's railway system is projected to cost about US$5.1 billion, experts said during an event on detailed plans to upgrade the 1,726 km stretch of the North-South railway from Ha Noi to HCM City.

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jeudi 27 août 2015

Vietnam to put railway e-ticket system into use on September 1

Railway passengers in Vietnam will be able to buy tickets through an online ticketing system that will begin operating at 2:00 am on September 1, the Vietnam Railways Corporation (VRC) said on Wednesday.

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mardi 10 mars 2015

Vietnam to build express railway for 200kph trains after 2020

Vietnam is planning to build a new railway line for trains to run at up to 200kph – three times the current top speed – after 2020, and up to 350kph after 2050, Vietnamese media cited the country’s railway development plan as saying.

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vendredi 23 janvier 2015

Vietnam's railway management agency head found dead in office

The head of Vietnam Railway Authority, the embattled state agency in charge of railway management in Vietnam, was found dead in his office on Thursday afternoon.

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samedi 10 janvier 2015

Vietnam gives China an earful For 'Worst' project

Vietnam’s transport minister publicly criticized the management of a Chinese railway company following recent accidents at an embattled project for which it is contracted in Hanoi, Voice of America reported January 8.

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dimanche 4 janvier 2015

Free wifi coming to Vietnam’s north-south trains

In a bid to boost competitiveness, Vietnam's railway operators are going to install wireless Internet on several north-south express trains this month.

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lundi 10 novembre 2014

Vietnam’s first steam locomotive brought back to life

A team of engineers and workers in the southern province of Binh Duong late last month completed their lengthy, painstaking restoration of a steam locomotive which will soon be tapped into for tourism.

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lundi 18 août 2014

Vietnam Railways loses ODA projects amid bribery probe

Vietnam's transport ministry has taken over management of 13 aid-funded projects from the state railway corporation following the conclusion of a lengthy bribery scandal.

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jeudi 31 juillet 2014

Vietnam hub's iconic mounted general to ride away for subway

More people are taking photo with the statue of General Tran Nguyen Han in downtown Ho Chi Minh City these days following an announcement that it will be moved to make way for a major metro hub.

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samedi 26 juillet 2014

2nd part of Vietnam’s first metro line breaks ground in southern hub

The second part of the first metro project in Vietnam – the 19.7 km Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line – broke ground in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, the HCMC Urban Railway Management Board said.

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mardi 3 juin 2014

Japan temporarily halts aid to Vietnam over bribery case

Japan has temporarily suspended official development aid to Vietnam over a bribery case, officials said Tuesday, dealing a possible blow to Tokyo's efforts to shore up its relationship with Hanoi.

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dimanche 20 avril 2014

Vietnam first funicular opens on tourist mountain

Vietnam's first inclined tramway has opened on Ba Na Mountain, some 46 kilometers southwest of the central city of Danang.

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lundi 24 mars 2014

Vietnam suspends railway official after $780k bribe allegation

A Vietnamese railway official was suspended Sunday following Japanese media reports that a Japanese firm had paid bribes worth over US$780,000 in Vietnam to win an order for a project using Japanese official development assistance (ODA).

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lundi 3 mars 2014

First tramway project teaches Vietnam capital a bitter lesson

Hanoi mayor Nguyen The Thao became furious about the slow and delayed construction of the capital city’s first tramway at a recent meeting discussing the issue.

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samedi 4 janvier 2014

Laos breaks ground on railway project linking Thailand to Vietnam

Laos has broken ground on an ambitious high-speed railway project linking the country’s western border with Thailand to Vietnam and is likely to begin full construction this month, according to sources.

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