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Talk: Reassembling Transportation Infrastructure in HCMC

Examine the World Bank's BRT and other metro projects.

Hanoi’s five-year-delayed sky train misses yet another deadline as funds from China dry up

Work will not be completed until China coughs up the $250 million in ODA it agreed to loan Vietnam last year.

Saigon slams door on gov't plan to build small apartments amid spiraling urbanization

The city says it does not want to create 'elevated slums' or risk further overcrowding. 
September 13, 2017 | 11:47 am GMT+7

Saigon’s second metro line held up by seven-year delay

Under the new schedule, the city may have to wait another decade before the line is up and running.
September 13, 2017 | 10:24 am GMT+7

Saigon's planned bus rapid transit hits speed bump over viability concerns

New estimates say the $144 million project would not attract enough passengers to justify its cost.
September 10, 2017 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

Vietnam adds cameras, brake valves following series of train derailments

Speedy drivers and poor infrastructure were blamed for a number of incidents last month.
September 09, 2017 | 02:50 pm GMT+7

Uproar as Vietnamese firm calls for Chinese investor in mega airport

The public are dead against the idea, pointing to other sub-par projects that have run massively over budget.
August 25, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Take the tunnel under treacherous mountain pass in Vietnam

The $740 million project is expected to reduce travel times by 40 minutes.
August 20, 2017 | 08:18 pm GMT+7

'Bridge of Death' stands between Vietnamese village and outside world

At least five people have died trying to make it over this floating river crossing in Thanh Hoa Province.
August 16, 2017 | 02:57 pm GMT+7

Saigon suspends dangerous overpass construction near airport traffic hotspot

Inspectors said they 'could not overlook the serious safety violation', effectively meaning traffic woes are here to stay.
August 15, 2017 | 12:09 pm GMT+7

Wading into the battle to make Saigon rainproof

Take a look at how the city is trying to stop its streets from turning into rivers.
August 13, 2017 | 02:12 pm GMT+7

Not so fast: Why construction of Hanoi rail line has slowed to an expensive delay

The line was supposed to be up and running this year, but not even half of it has been finished.
July 29, 2017 | 08:38 am GMT+7

Saigon forced to dig deep after Vietnam gov't fails to pay for new metro line

Red tape has continued to stall the completion of the city's first metro line.
July 28, 2017 | 04:06 pm GMT+7

Take off from Saigon traffic on the city's flying curves

The megacity has spent tens of millions of dollars building overpasses to ease congestion.
July 18, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

It’s official: Hanoi steamrolls motorbike ban bill through

Cars will also be restricted, but not subject to a blanket ban.
July 04, 2017 | 11:48 am GMT+7