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Vietnam is now a magnet for overseas financiers wishing to implement infrastructure initiatives before transferring them to the state. 

Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet fear they may lose market share to newcomers

Both Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet have had to change their policy on air tickets for the 2020 Tet season because of the presence of Bamboo Airways, a ‘rookie’ in the aviation market.

Dutch scientists say Mekong Delta 0.8 meters above sea water level

A new study by Dutch scientists has found that the Mekong Delta is just 0.8 meters above sea water level, which means that 12 million people will have to evacuate in the next 50 years.

Vietnam’s logistics industry receives Asian investment

Japanese and South Korean are running a race to pour capital into Vietnam’s logistics industry.

Looking further afield to stimulate infrastructure

Vietnam’s new draft law on public-private partnership takes inspiration from legal frameworks around the world and provides an opening to satisfy the country’s growing demand for infrastructure investment. 

Bottlenecks in logistics need to be cleared

The logistics sector has long been considered the backbone of trade activities. However in Vietnam, that backbone seems to have a lot of problems. 

Industrial infrastructure mostly serves FIEs

Vietnam has borrowed big money to develop industrial infrastructure, but this has mostly brought benefits to foreign invested IZs (industrial zones) and FIEs (foreign invested enterprises).

Vietnam becomes fastest growing tourism market of Japan

Vietnam was the fastest growing tourism market of Japan with rise of 125.9 percent in 2018, according to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)’s 2019 white paper on tourism.

Aviation infrastructure remains heady issue

Vietnam’s aviation industry has been witnessing steady 2-digit growth rates over the last 10 years.

Ho Chi Minh City ramps up real estate

In an effort to become more attractive to investors and feature more modern infrastructure, Ho Chi Minh City is intensifying development of its urban real estate market.

Transport Ministry reports lots of major traffic projects behind schedule

According to the Ministry of Transport seven out of 10 major traffic projects under construction are behind schedule or under the risk of lagging behind schedule.

Hai Phong pavement project sees damage after 10 days

New pavements that have been laid down as part of Haiphong City’s attempt to improve its environment have already shown cracks some 10 days after being put into use.


Private airlines wait for approval to develop aviation infrastructure

Private investors are financially capable and willing to make investments in aviation infrastructure, but still cannot get the go-ahead from the government.

Chinese investors want to pour money into transport projects

VietNamNet Bridge - Chinese investors have been flocking to Vietnam to seek transport infrastructure projects to invest in under different modes.

Key infrastructure projects rescued as new capital sources are approved

VietNamNet Bridge - After a long period of interruption, key transport infrastructure projects can now resume operation.

Vietnam seeks new capital sources for infrastructure development

VietNamNet Bridge - As capital from the state budget and international donors is on the decrease, Vietnam is seeking new capital for infrastructure development  through PPP (private public partnership).

Investors in public-private partnerships fear changing state policies

Investors are reluctant to pour money into infrastructure projects under the PPP (private public partnership) mode because of fear of new policies which could lead to losses or bankruptcy.

Billions of dollars ready for disbursement in property market

VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnamese real estate market in 2017 welcomed a record-high number of foreign investors, especially from Japan, South Korea, Singapore and China.

‘Golden real-estate land’ running out in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge - As the land fund in HCMC has declined, fewer investors are interested in developing infrastructure projects under the BT (build-transfer) mode.

Vietnam trying to wean itself off preferential ODA loans

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam now has to think of attracting private capital for development projects as preferential ODA loans will now have higher interest rates.