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PM wants 3,000 kms of expressway completed by 2025

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has told the Ministry of Transport to complete the construction of 3,000 kilometers of expressway by 2025.

Challenges ahead of the newly appointed Transport Minister

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.

Tightening control over ETC service providers

The Ministry of Transport has failed to ensure the progress of the application of the nonstop electronic toll collection (ETC) service as required by the Government and is hurriedly boosting attaching ETC tags on vehicles.

Fresh opportunities abound for US transport investors

As Vietnam strongly promotes private investment in transport infrastructure with a number of potential initiatives in the pipeline, more openings may become available for American investors.

Airways, railways reopen as local authorities adjust policies

Airways and railways have gradually reopened after a long period of hibernation. Obstacles have been cleared for flights to resume.

Pilot road passenger transport recovery scheme to start from October 13

The Ministry of Transport on October 10 issued a set of temporary regulations on the pilot resumption of road passenger transport while ensuring safety amid COVID-19.

Prime Minister approves VND2.15 trillion plan for road camera installation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan on investing in road camera installation to serve security and order and handle administrative violations.


VNR concerned over loss of entire equity

The Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) incurred losses of some VND1.3 trillion last year due to Covid-19 and continuous storms in the central region.

HCM City’s transport infrastructure lags behind demand despite huge investment

HCM City allocates about US$431.9 million a year for the transport sector but the funding does not seem to be enough for narrowing the gap between the local infrastructure system and travel demand, heard at a meeting on June 10.

Hanoi roads get more expensive by the time

Hanoi’s roads are most expensive in the country and are becoming increasingly costly, with prices in the billions of VND per metre.

Debates over daytime running light returns

The proposal to adopt a law on daytime vehicle running lights in Vietnam has been raised again and still faced opposition.

VND2 trillion to be invested into Tan Son Nhat airport upgrade

The feasibility study for Tan Son Nhat International Airport’s runway upgrade has been submitted to the Ministry of Transport for consideration.


Hanoi, HCM City streets face severe congestion

Many streets in Hanoi and HCM City faced serious traffic jams again on Monday as local schools re-opened after social distancing measures were eased.

Passenger transport services mostly resume operation in HCM City

All taxis and ride-hailing vehicles with fewer than nine seats have been allowed to resume normal operations in HCM City after a three-week suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transport mainstays in call for policy backing

State-owned transport giants Airports Corporation of Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Railways, and Vietnam Maritime Corporation suffered all-time biggest losses in the first quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19

4.0 offers opening up for foreign tech transport firms

Digital transformation is bringing about significant changes in the transport sector, and the upcoming launch of the new 5G network standard will further power new breakthroughs. 

Transport companies cut trips by the handful during COVID-19 epidemic

Transport companies have sharply reduced travel between Hanoi and other provinces after the first patients tested positive for COVID-19.

Nearly 40,000 train tickets returned due to Covid-19

Vietnam Railways (VR) said that its revenue dropped by nearly VND65 billion (US$2.8 million) in the past 19 days compared to the same period last year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Transport firms overcharge customers for Tet tickets

Several passenger bus transportation firms in HCM City are taking advantage of Tet ticket shortages to overcharge customers.

Changing licence plate colour leads to more consequences

The MoPS has proposed to change the colour of the licence plates of ride-hailing vehicles, sparking concerns about increasing expenses, time and labour costs.