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Fears of financial overreach rise over Vietnam’s first high speed railway

Experts feel Vietnam can’t carry the financial burden of the high speed railway project, given significant difficulties in attracting funds.

18 dead after train flips in Taiwan

At least 18 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route ...

Vietnam’s billion-dollar transportation projects

These road, railway and aviation projects cost up to $58.6 billion and will be invested in by both the government and private companies.
October 16, 2018 | 04:39 pm GMT+7

Vietnam should prioritize local factories for high-speed railway: senior official

The north-south high-speed railway should be seized as an opportunity for the country’s manufacturing sector and labor, a senior official says.
October 15, 2018 | 08:17 am GMT+7

First metro line gets on track with trial run in Hanoi

The Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro made its first run Thursday. Official launch could happen in three to six months.
September 20, 2018 | 02:49 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s high-speed railway proposal

Total cost estimated at $58.6 billion, with operations to begin in 2030.
September 19, 2018 | 01:40 pm GMT+7

Car-train collision kills 2 in central Vietnam

Two persons were killed and two others seriously injured when their car was hit by a train in Nghe An Province Saturday.
August 25, 2018 | 03:08 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s transnational high-speed railroad: a renewed opportunity for Japan?

Japanese firms can take heart from a recommendation that Vietnam uses distribution traction technology for its north-south high-speed railway.
August 24, 2018 | 09:29 am GMT+7

Parliament okays $300mln railway upgrade in Vietnam

Vietnam’s National Assembly has approved a $300 million budget for four railway upgrade projects on its transnational route.
August 05, 2018 | 01:15 pm GMT+7

Vietnam Railways not motivated to improve, economists claim

The monopolistic sector has neither improved service quality nor lowered prices because it is not pushed to compete.
July 09, 2018 | 09:18 am GMT+7

Vietnam railways caught between a rock and a hard place

It needs to replace thousands of coaches and a hundred locomotives, but the one-meter track system itself is outdated.
July 06, 2018 | 11:01 am GMT+7

How Vietnam's railway loses momentum from past glory

The transport sector has received little attention after significant development a century ago.
June 08, 2018 | 07:45 am GMT+7

Vietnam rues missed railway opportunity

Series of recent crashes bring up discussions of undue attention for railway development.
June 05, 2018 | 01:52 pm GMT+7

Peace talks ignite land buying frenzy along South Korea's fortified border

Demand for property in the DMZ is surging on expectations of an influx of people and investment.
May 14, 2018 | 08:11 am GMT+7

Hanoi sends giant workforce to meet new sky train test-run deadline

500 workers have been deployed for the Cat Linh - Ha Dong project, compared to 400 last year.
April 04, 2018 | 02:16 pm GMT+7
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