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The HCMC authority is seeking approval from the municipal People’s Council to borrow a total of over US$1.3 billion from the on-lending fund of the central Government to construct the city’s second metro line.


State strictly controls trading, transport of smuggled pigs

The General Department of Market Surveillance under the Ministry of Industry and Trade has requested its branches in some southern provinces strengthen inspection and control over the trading and transport of smuggled pigs.

Vietnamese families of UK lorry victims have to cover repatriation costs

The families of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a lorry in England last month will have to cover the costs to repatriate their relatives’ remains, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in an official document.

Studying existing models to avail of Industry 4.0 benefits

The Vietnamese transport sector is moving towards smart development in order to tap into the advantages of Industry 4.0. 

Vietnamese Gov’t must adapt to sharing economy models

Vietnam must identify, implement and build management models for sharing economy applications in the country’s major sectors such as banking and transport to ensure a fair business playground and protect all involved parties.

Vietnam among top 10 cheapest countries for taxi fares

Vietnam is one of the 10 countries with the cheapest taxi fares, just 2.8 USD for a 5km cab ride, according to a recent report from Taxi2airport, the global cab-hailing system.

GrabFood may be disadvantaged by high commission rates

In case GrabFood continues to charge 20-25 per cent commission for local vendors, it may lose ground to Go-Viet and Now.

Should ride-hailing vehicles install taxi signs?

Vietnam’s proposal requesting all ride-hailing vehicles to put taxi signs on vehicles will weigh down disruptive businesses and dampen benefits to stakeholders.

VN Competition and Consumer Protection Authority submits complaint about Grab-Uber ruling

The Vietnam Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (VCA) submitted a complaint about the decision of the Vietnam Competition Authority that Grab's acquisition of Uber does not violate the Competition Law.

Transport Ministry proposes fee hike for 37 BOT projects

The Ministry of Transport is seeking opinions from ministries, agencies and localities nationwide for the fee increase of 12-18% for 37 build, operate and transfer (BOT) operated toll road or bridge projects.


Airlines, railways and buses add transport capacity for holiday

Airlines, railway and bus stations will increase transport capacity to meet travel demand during the Reunification Day and Labour Day holiday from April 27 to May 2.

Vietnam’s transport system too weak to develop tourism

VietNamNet Bridge - Roads and airports are overloaded in Vietnam, while hotel room rates are higher than Thailand’s. 

HCM City to drill under 88 streets

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City Department of Transport plans to use underground drilling methods on construction works located on 88 main or crowded streets.

Transport depts gear up for National Independence holiday

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi’s People’s Committee has asked the management boards of coach stations to ensure that tickets are not illegally overpriced during the National Independence holiday, 

Transport, retail firms make unexpected business moves

 Many big firms in retail and passenger transport are now expanding their business by selling various unrelated products.

Analysts doubt Transport Ministry can sell airports, highways this year

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has decided that the transfer of operation rights of a number of airports and highways would be implemented this year but the plan has proven to be unfeasible.

Deputy PM to visit Israel in late November

 Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai will visit Israel in late November, with a view to furthering bilateral relations, especially in science and technology.

Vietnam may sell highway projects to foreign investors

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) is considering selling highways to foreign investors to earn money for new investment projects, a move which could lead to a new market in Vietnam - transport infrastructure.

Vice Minister of Transport goes to Japan to verify bribery case

Deputy Minister of Transport – Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Dong is going to Japan today to clarify claims that an executive of the Japan Transportation Consultants, Inc. bribed Vietnamese officials with 80 million Japanese yen in return for an ODA project.

Ministry blacklists transport contractors

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport has blacklisted nine "incompetent" contractors who will face a range of punitive measures depending on their violations.