Ho Chi Minh City had disbursed nearly VND20.06 trillion (US$865.4 million) in public investment or 47.6% of the plan for the whole year as of the end of July, according to the municipal People’s Committee.
Ho Chi Minh City will focus on major transport projects that help ease traffic gridlock and scrap less urgent ones since resources are limited.
Urban railways are a way to cut carbon emissions in big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, according to experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on October 1 demanded the general contractor to speed up the progress and complete all procedures in order to put the long-delayed Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway line into operation this year.
Transport Minister Nguyen Van The has asked for the prompt operation of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated urban railway in the capital city of Hanoi, saying that it is of important significance for cooperation between Vietnam and China.
Communication works should be carried out in an effective manner to raise public awareness of the important role of the urban railway to the city’s development, according to Chairman of the Hanoi Railway One Member Limited Company Vu Hong Truong.
A visiting delegation of the French Air Force long-range operational Mission PEGASE said it wants to introduce aviation technologies and share tactics with Vietnam at a meeting with Hanoi authorities on August 27.
The National Assembly Standing Committee urged the Government to publicize cases of wasteful spending during a discussion of the Government’s report on the fight against wastefulness on April 12.
The Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated railway line, the first of its kind in the capital city of Hanoi, will start its test run on September 2, the project management board said on March 30.
Japan is willing to support Vietnam’s southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City in carrying out development projects, especially those on water environment, urban railway and natural disaster prevention.
Da Nang’s transport department and the Republic of Korea’s Seoul Metro corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in urban railway development and public traffic research at a ceremony in the central city on January 16.
Hanoi authorities said construction progress is being speeded up so that the Hanoi Train Station-Nhon urban railway project (Route No. 3) will be completed in 2021.
VOV.VN - Here’s an up-close look at the La Khe Station that has just been opened for tours by the Ministry of Transport.
VOV.VN - The first station of Hanoi’s snazzy new urban railway station that’s a tad overbudget and behind schedule has been completed and is now open for tours, says the Hanoi Metro, reports Zing.
The Government has told the Ministry of Transport (MoT) to put the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway into operation by the first quarter of 2018.
More than 150 trees in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been trimmed, chopped down or relocated to provide space for the construction of urban railway and metro projects.
The final railway beams of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway were inserted on October 8, finishing the basic infrastructure of the skytrain project.
VOV.VN - Hong Kong’s chief secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has arrived in Ho Chi Minh City for a three-day official visit at the invitation of Nguyen Thanh Phong, chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee.
VOV.VN - The Hanoi Railway Project Management Unit has released new photos of the progress of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway construction, which has been underway since October 2011.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a special mechanism for completion of Hanoi’s Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project in an effort to overcome numerous delays and cost overruns.