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Bac Giang-Lang Son expressway to open 3 months ahead of schedule

The expressway connecting Bac Giang Province with the China border will open to traffic in September, three months earlier than expected.

Gov't lacks funds to buy back low-revenue BOT projects

BOT projects not yielding the expected revenue have put both the government and investors in more than a spot of bother.

Expressway work runs into financial roadblock

Work on the long-delayed Trung Luong – My Thuan Expressway might stall again next month since its investor is cash-strapped.
July 25, 2019 | 02:19 pm GMT+7

North-South Expressway: domestic investors fear foreign competition

Vietnamese investors fear experienced foreign counterparts with deep pockets will outmatch them in bidding for North-South Expressway contracts.
July 06, 2019 | 10:40 am GMT+7

Ministry proposes toll hike on low-traffic BOT roads

The Ministry of Transport has proposed a toll hike for 37 build-operate-transfer projects that are receiving lower traffic than contract estimates.
June 08, 2019 | 04:47 pm GMT+7

No you can’t close the road, Transport Ministry tells investor

An investor’s proposal that it closes an expressway because it is not allowed to collect toll has been rejected by the Ministry of Transport.
April 02, 2019 | 08:49 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s infrastructure growth hinges on profitability, funding

The realization of the country's ambitious infrastructure development plan depends on how it sorts out issues of profitability and funding.
October 16, 2018 | 10:48 am GMT+7

Legal complications remain for foreign investment in Vietnam infrastructure

Improved PPP rules are expected to revitalize infrastructure investment in Vietnam, but legal entanglements continue to be a concern.
September 04, 2018 | 09:52 pm GMT+7

Vietnam bans cars from stopping at BOT tollgates for more than 5 mins following protests

Paying in small notes is not illegal, but protesting drivers will have to make way for other road users from now on. 
January 17, 2018 | 12:12 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's tollgate crisis sees no end in sight. Here's why

Protests at BOT toll stations have been lingering for almost a year, with the latest hotspots being Soc Trang, Can Tho and Binh Thuan.
January 13, 2018 | 09:13 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to audit under-fire road projects as transparency comes into question

One of the projects has already been shut down following public backlash.
December 06, 2017 | 04:37 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese drivers win battle against road toll with bags of small notes

Sometimes, a bunch of small notes can deliver a stronger message than a thousand words.
April 11, 2017 | 09:48 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese drivers get revenge for contested road toll by paying with bags of small notes

They claim they don't even use the road and that the toll station is in the wrong place.
April 08, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam to have $2.5 billion coal-fired power plant

The project is being developed by a Japanese-South Korean consortium.
November 09, 2016 | 03:34 pm GMT+7

Highway toll hike drives transporters in different direction

Toll fees along the Hanoi – Hai Phong Expressway will increase by 25 percent on average from April 1, potentially impacting transport companies operating between Hanoi and Northern Vietnam’s largest port.
March 21, 2016 | 05:05 pm GMT+7
 
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