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Vietnam metro projects costs overrun by $3.5 billion

Vietnam’s five metro projects have seen their costs balloon by VND81 trillion ($3.5 billion) following long delays.

Inexperienced Chinese contractor responsible for Hanoi metro delays

The long operational delays and ballooning budget in Hanoi’s metro project have been caused by an inexperienced ...

600 Vietnamese staff trained for Hanoi’s first metro line

Operational staff for Hanoi's first metro line have been trained, but it's opening date remains up in the air.
May 23, 2019 | 03:26 pm GMT+7

Hanoi metro stations in line for April launch

Authorities are trialing stations and other facilities to prepare for the commercial launch of Hanoi’s first ever metro line next month. 
March 29, 2019 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

HCMC awaits central funds for metro line, to release advance to pay dues

Ho Chi Minh City has approved advance payment from its coffers while awaiting central funds to pay contractors building its first metro route.
March 22, 2019 | 02:44 pm GMT+7

Hanoi to limit new motorbike registration from 2020

Hanoi is considering limiting the registration of new motorbikes in the downtown area from next year to reduce traffic jams.
March 20, 2019 | 12:55 pm GMT+7

HCMC requests government to advance funds for metro project

HCMC has asked the PM for an advance of $92 million to pay for work done on its first metro line.
March 08, 2019 | 09:18 pm GMT+7

Saigon metro authorities request another advance payment to pay staff

HCMC metro officials have asked the city for a VND39 billion ($1.67 million) advance payment to pay staff salaries.
March 05, 2019 | 12:01 pm GMT+7

​Hanoi metro fares initially capped at 65 US cents

The maximum fare on Hanoi’s first metro line will be VND15,000 (65 cents), city authorities said in a draft proposal.
March 04, 2019 | 11:04 am GMT+7

Chinese contractor of Hanoi metro line wants official launch in April

The Chinese company building the long-delayed Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line in Hanoi wants it to begin commercial operations in April.
February 15, 2019 | 09:11 am GMT+7

Saigon's first metro line off track, in crisis mode

Saigon’s first metro line, tangled in bureaucratic bungling, funding shortages and a personnel crisis, looks set to miss its 2020 deadline.
December 28, 2018 | 11:42 am GMT+7

Speed up transportation projects to avoid cost overruns: parliament members

National Assembly deputies Friday called for faster implementation of transportation projects to avoid cost overruns caused by huge delays.
October 27, 2018 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Japan urges Vietnam to speed up ODA disbursement

Japan is concerned about ‘serious’ delays in disbursement of funds for major official development assistance (ODA) projects in Vietnam.
October 18, 2018 | 05:28 pm GMT+7

Land fever unlikely to cool in HCMC, neighboring provinces: experts

Ongoing transport projects that will make the city more accessible have played a part in rising prices.
April 18, 2018 | 10:28 am GMT+7

Hanoi's long-delayed sky train set for test run in September, again

The railway is set to launch after the three to six month testing phase, putting the project another year behind schedule.
March 31, 2018 | 07:25 am GMT+7
 
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