Of the 407 petrol stations to be opened in Ho Chi Minh City from now until 2030, 62 of them will be on boats on local waterways.
The HCM City Inland Waterway Port Authority has built 11 inland waterway piers for boat tours.
The first logistics project in the high technology park of the central city of Danang has been approved with total registered capital of VND316 billion (US$14 million).
Vietnam still cannot take advantage of its 3,200 kilometers of coastline, 6,500 kilometers of rivers, 126 river ports, 2,300 passenger ports and 4,800 berths.
A small industry enabling tourists to explore Ho Chi Minh City via its 2,000km worth of waterways has been 'grounded' after emerging in 2011.
An environmental expert has called on the Tien Giang administration to pull the plug on a Taiwan-invested paper project he says may pollute one of the most important waterways in the province as well as the Mekong Delta.
The Mekong Delta’s inland waterways, which are seen as an advantage of the delta to cut its transport cost and improve the competitiveness of its goods, have not received adequate investment over the past five years.
Vietnam needs nearly VND825 billion (US$36.7 million) to ensure waterway traffic safety and upgrade waterway infrastructure by 2018, the latest report of the Vietnam Inland Waterways Administration (VIWA) has said.
Flood-prevention projects in HCM City will require an additional expenditure of at least US$3.22 billion over the next five years, according to a report from the city’s Department of Planning and Investment.
About 180 railway bridges across the country are in need of urgent repairs to ensure traffic safety, according to Vietnam Railways (VNR).
VOV.VN - On June 2, the Wall Street Journal ran an article by James Hookway on James Kendall, an American teacher in Vietnam, who helped clear refuse from Hanoi waterways in May.
Stricter punishments are needed for violations of waterway traffic safety, illegal mineral exploiting and dyke safety in Hanoi, said Nguyen The Hung, deputy chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee in a recent conference held in the capital.
The Ministry of Education and Training has called for more education campaigns to raise students’ awareness of injury and drowning prevention, following a number of drowning cases involving many children recently.
The Steering Committee for the Southwest Region has asked the Government to consider increasing investment in the development of inland waterway routes in the region, towards promoting sustainable future development.
Vietnam should expedite ratification of the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Waterways, according to experts.
The Management Board for Waterway Projects under the Vietnam Department for Domestic Waterways on September 1 signed a consultancy contract with two French partners.
Avalon Waterways, a US river and small ship cruises company, plans to list the Mekong river tour as one of its international destinations.