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VietNamNet Bridge - By developing transport infrastructure projects under the mode of BT (build, transfer), investors are willing to pour capital into projects if there are reasonable policies. 

Development of Southern VN hit by lack of investment in infrastructure

 VietNamNet Bridge – Investment in transport infrastructure in the south falls short of the requirement, hindering the region’s growth, a seminar heard in HCM City last week.

Private investors in infrastructure suffer disadvantages

VietNamNet Bridge - According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), emerging economies in Asia, including in Vietnam, will need $26 trillion from now to 2030 to develop infrastructure. 

Is GDP an important index to measure economic development?

VietNamNet Bridge - GDP is usually considered an important factor that shows the health of the economy in Vietnam.

Is Vietnam spending too much on infrastructure?

VietNamNet Bridge - Statistics show that Vietnam is among Asia’s biggest spenders on infrastructure. 

Private investors rush to pour money into infrastructure projects

VietNamNet Bridge - More and more private investors are pouring money into the infrastructure development sector, which the State dominated until 2012.

Vietnam needs to keep watchful eye on China-founded AIIB: economists

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam still has not provided an answer to the question on whether to join AIIB. Meanwhile, economists have called on the government to think carefully before making a decision. 

Door to public-private partnerships open for private investors

Analysts believe that the latest decision to remove the state-owned capital limit for projects developed through private public partnership (PPP) would trigger a new wave of investment in infrastructure.


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Vietnam lacks legal framework for PPP projects

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thirty-eight investment projects in the public-private partnership (PPP) format in the country have not been able to get off the ground due to the absence of a complete legal framework for PPP investment.

New decision sets criteria for university establishment

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Government will tighten the management of universities this year following a recent decision by the Prime Minister.

FDI drips into Mekong Delta

 VietNamNet Bridge - The Mekong Delta has seaports and international airports, but due to its poor transport infrastructure and low labor skills, foreign investors do not want to pour capital into the region.

Restriction in building new seaports proposed

A lot of the seaports in the east of the southern region have been operating at a moderate level, others remain half done, causing a great waste of trillions of dong. This has been blamed on the unreasonable seaport system programming.

VTV – Viettel great war kicks off

The green light has turned on for Viettel,a telecom group, to jump into the pay-TV market.

Vietnam equitizes ports, trying to call for private investment

Vietnam plans to equitize some first class ports including Hai Phong, Da Nang, Quang Ninh, Saigon and Quy Nhon, a part of the program to call for private investment into the infrastructure development.

Manufacturers to die gradually on the policy on motorbike restriction

Motorbike manufacturers have got numbed on the information that the government of Vietnam would restrict the number of motorbikes in circulation.

Mobile network operators still turn their back to free messaging apps

VNG, Line and some other content service providers affirmed that they have suggested operation projects with the big mobile network operators in Vietnam, but they have not got any replies from the operators.

TV enterprises try to block telcos’ way

The strong infrastructure system and the experience in market development of telecom groups will make them the redoubtable rivals to the existing cable TV service providers, including the national VTV.

Pay-TV clients taste bitterness of the monopoly

Vietnam has had three million cable TV subscribers so far, which means that less than 15 percent of households have used the services.

Telecom-TV service providers’ cooperation would be a threat to ADSL service?

The two big Internet service providers -- VNPT and FPT may see their ADSL subscribers quit the networks and use CMC Telecom’s Internet service on cable TV.