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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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mercredi 14 août 2013

Vietnam railways set for fast track upgrade

New draft plan includes sections of controversial express railway line already rejected by National Assembly

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vendredi 28 juin 2013

JICA wants Metro Line 1 development accelerated

HCMC – The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) wants HCMC to speed up development of Metro Line No. 1 to prevent the cost from surging, said Mutsuya Mori, new chief representative of JICA in Vietnam.

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North to south, an epic train journey in Vietnam

For a while there, it looked like Vietnam would introduce Japanese Shinkansen train technology to connect the country's north and south in just five and a half hours. But it is not to be.

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dimanche 31 mars 2013

On Vietnam’s shortest rail route

The seven-km rail route departing from Dalat Railway Station, which was once Indochina’s most stunning railway station, will offer tourists a splendid view of some of Dalat’s spectacles and a worthwhile, relaxing experience.

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dimanche 20 janvier 2013

City wants to extend tramway project’s route

HCMC – HCMC authorities are seeking approval from the Ministry of Transport to extend the route of the tramway No.1 project to Binh Thanh District’s Tan Cang area instead of having it end at Ben Thanh Market as planned earlier.

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dimanche 25 novembre 2012

Spain cuts funding for Metro Line No. 5

HCMC – Spain can only provide the Metro Line No. 5 project in HCMC with a fund of 200 million euros, or around US$256 million, instead of 500 million euros as planned, as the EU country is experiencing the impact of economic crisis.

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lundi 19 novembre 2012

$4b invested in HCM City-Can Tho railroad project

The local Newswire Saigon Giai Phong on November 14 said that the Ministry of Transport worked with the People’s Committee of the southern province of Can Tho to map out a plan to build HCM City-Can Tho high-speed railway.

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mercredi 14 novembre 2012

Laos to build railway to Vietnam

Construction work on a US$5 billion (195 billion baht) railway linking Laos to Vietnam is scheduled to begin in January, media reported on Wednesday.

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samedi 13 octobre 2012

Upgraded railway bridges inaugurated

DANANG – Vietnam Railways on Wednesday organized an inauguration ceremony for ten railway bridges that have been upgraded under the construction package No. 2 of the Hanoi-HCMC Railway Line Bridges Safety Improvement Project.

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vendredi 17 août 2012

$1.8b to shorten Hanoi-HCM City railway

By 2020, it will have cost almost 1.8 billion USD to shorten the travelling time by train from Hanoi to HCM City, down from 28 hours to 25 hours 24 minutes, said a team of specialist advisors from Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (Jica).

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mercredi 11 avril 2012

French enterprises eye HCM City metro project

In a meeting with HCM City leaders and around 20 French companies on late April 5, Richard Fostier, Chair of Colas Rail Co said that the firm is implementing many railway projects in France and paying much attention to HCM City's metro project.

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mercredi 28 septembre 2011

HCM City authority negotiates for $40m loan in metro No 2 project

The HCM City Urban Railway Management Board and other concerning authorities yesterday September 26 worked with delegation of Asian Development Bank (ADB) to discuss about the loans worth $40 million (the first phase) to carry out the Metro No 2 project.

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mercredi 10 août 2011

Vietnam should not construct hi-speed rail, says minister

Vietnam will focus on improving transportation infrastructure as high-speed rail construction is beyond the country's competence, said the newly-elected Transport minister Dinh La Thang.

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mercredi 27 juillet 2011

Vietnam - Cambodia railroad to be built

It is part of the Singapore-Kunming railroad project, so it will be a key railroad for Cambodia to transport commodities to regional and global markets, especially in the framework of Asean-China Free Trade Area.

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jeudi 7 juillet 2011

Hanoi metro won't open until end-2016

HANOI — A long-delayed metro rail line for the traffic-clogged Vietnamese capital is now scheduled to start service by the end of 2016, the French embassy said Thursday.

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lundi 10 janvier 2011

Vietnam to restart express railway project

The state-own corporation Vietnam Railways should work out a new plan to build the North-South Express Railway by 2012, Minister of Transport, Ho Nghia Dung, has said at a conference recently hosted by the corporation.

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mardi 14 décembre 2010

Vietnam metro line step closer with ADB funding

HANOI — A metro rail line in Vietnam's congested business hub of Ho Chi Minh City came a step closer Tuesday with financing of 540 million dollars from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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