Vietnam Railways eyes profit in 2023

By Tat Dat   April 13, 2023 | 04:00 am PT
Vietnam Railways eyes profit in 2023
A train is seen in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
Train operator Vietnam Railways expects to earn a profit this year after posting losses in three previous years due to the impact of Covid-19.

The company predicts a post-tax profit of VND3 billion ($127,960) and a revenue of over VND6.5 trillion.

In the first quarter this year subsidiary Hanoi Railways served over 800,000 passengers and recorded VND300 billion in revenues. Both figures went up 200% year-on-year.

Its other major subsidiary, Saigon Railways, also saw revenues rise 147% to VND360 billion and passenger numbers grow 136% to 660,000.

Vietnam Railways attributed the rise to increasing demand and discounts of 50%-65% during days with low bookings. Other types of discounts for groups of four and large tourist groups also contributed to higher ticket sales.

Vietnam Railways started to see signs of recovery last year after two years of difficulties due to Covid-19. It saw revenue rising 14% to VND7.7 trillion, and saw losses dwindling from VND1.33 trillion in 2020 to VND130 billion last year.

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