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ODA disbursement slows down to a crawl

Vietnam disbursed a measly 7 percent of the annual ODA disbursement target in Jan-May, a parliamentary report says.

28 percent of Vietnamese plan to use metro regularly

Only 28 percent of people in Hanoi and HCMC plan to use the metro daily, fearing the routes may not suit their ...

Hanoi to build new metro section in 2021

Hanoi plans to borrow $1.48 billion from official development assistance (ODA) funds to build a metro section in 2021.
July 07, 2019 | 07:59 am GMT+7

​Transport Ministry to blame for Hanoi metro delays: state auditors

The Ministry of Transport's mismanagement in allowing piecemeal work has resulted in ballooning costs and prolonged delays, state auditors say.
July 06, 2019 | 03:28 pm GMT+7

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.
June 05, 2019 | 04:10 pm GMT+7

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 Chinese contractor.
June 05, 2019 | 03:05 pm GMT+7

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
 
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