New transport projects have kicked off, while many undergoing projects are being implemented slowly. These are problems Minister Nguyen Van Thang will need to solve.
Early construction of a high-speed railway between HCM City and Can Tho is expected to spur inter-regional development.
The Vietnam Railway Project Management Board has submitted a project with total investment of US$95.88 million to improve railway connections between Vietnam's Lao Cai Station and China's North Hekou Station.
Travellers are set to have an opportunity to experience Vietnam’s beauty on trains with steam locomotives.
The money for railway maintenance is available, but remains inaccessible to maintenance units because no final decision has been made on whom to allocate capital - the Vietnam Railway Authority (VRA) or Vietnam Railways (VNR).
Hanoi has launched various promotions and discounts on rail tickets and connected tours on rail routes to stimulate domestic tourism post-COVID-19.
Hanoi Railway Transport Joint Stock Company will run more trains linking the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai which is home to the tourist town of Sapa from this month to meet higher demand.
The Chinese workers will be quarantined for 14 days as required by Vietnam's Ministry of Health.
An additional return trip is to be introduced on the Hanoi-HCM City train route from April 23, raising the total to three return trips daily.
The Ministry of Transport’s Railway Project Management Board has invited bids for the upgrade of six dilapidated bridges along the North – South railway in central Da Nang city and Quang Nam province.
The Hanoi Railway Transport Joint Stock Company has temporarily suspended the operation of several routes due to a shortage of passengers as of Monday.
The transport sector will strive to complete 10 road projects and commence four railway upgrade projects in 2020 which have been approved by the National Assembly Standing Committee (NAST).
The Ministry of Transport stressed that the government always supports people to do business, as long as though the businesses must meet the standards of safety for both visitors and the train traffic.
Vietnam is now a magnet for overseas financiers wishing to implement infrastructure initiatives before transferring them to the state.
Urban railway projects have been proceeding slowly and investment capital has become many times higher than initially estimated.
The Hanoi station-Nhon elevated railway project will be completed by 2022 after trains are brought to Vietnam in July 2020.