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Update news transport

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tourists are very excited to try unique means of transport, like three-wheeler, horse-drawn carriage, elephant ride or dug-out canoe services at tourism sites in Vietnam.

Cars without black boxes to be fined from August 1

 VietNamNet Bridge - The transport firms having cars without the black box will be fined from VND500,000 to VND2 million ($25-100) or even have their business licenses revoked from August 1, 2013.

Inspectors slam manufacturers of poor quality black boxes

 VietNamNet Bridge – Transport officials inspecting 19 manufacturers of black boxes – devices installed in vehicles to supervise their operation – have discovered nine of them to be falling short of national standards.

Transport projects thirsty for capital

 The state budget is not big enough to provide capital to all transport projects. Meanwhile, the idle capital in the society still has not been mobilized for the transport infrastructure development.

Scientist warns about water pollution and red dust in bauxite project

Dr. Dang Trung Thuan said it would be not as easy as Vinacomin, the investor of the Central Highlands’ bauxite project -- to revert to the original state and recover the environment at the mining site.

Urban areas getting dirtier

Transport causes 60-70 percent of the pollution in urban areas and this is one of the most influencing factors to the air quality in the areas.

PM approves adjustments to transport development strategy

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on February 25 issued a decision approving adjustments to the transport development strategy to 2020 with a vision to 2030.

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Vietnam rejects automobile manufacturers' claims for car tax & fee reductions

Despite a series of policies laid down recently to help ease difficulties, automobile joint ventures still demanded sharper tax and fee reductions. In reply, the Ministry of Finance said they should not expect to see all the claims to be satisfied.

Over 400 contractors on HCM City’s blacklist

443 contractors are named in the blacklist of the HCM City Transport Department. The department’s inspectorate has proposed relevant agencies to not grant new licenses or extend the construction period for these contractors.

The “hottest” traffic events in 2012

VietNamNet Bridge - 2012 is considered a very "hot" year for the transport sector. Many policies grasped special public interest when they were proposed or implemented.

Vietnam, Brunei enhance multi-faceted cooperation

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam and Brunei have agreed to further broaden and intensify their relations in the future to benefit the two peoples.

Effort on to reduce motorbike fuel exhaust fumes

A project to reduce fumes from motorbike fuel exhausts has been prepared by the Vietnam Registry Department and is expected to be submitted to the Prime Minister by the Ministry of Transport by the end of this year.