Update news waterway

The salvage of the sunken container vessel VietSun Integrity is continuing in Long Tau River in HCMC’s Can Gio, with cargo traffic on the HCMC-Vung Tau waterway expected to return to normal between November 25 and December 12.


Traffic deaths fall year-to-date

 VietNamNet Bridge – Traffic safety across the country showed positive changes in the first nine months of this year with the numbers of deaths and injuries continuing to drop,

Flooding, traffic accident remain major challenges in HCMC

 VietNamNet Bridge – Many economic norms exceeded plan while social issues such as flooding, traffic accidents and diseases still challenged Ho Chi Minh City’s socioeconomic development in the first nine months this year,

Waterway upgrade proposed

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Viet Nam Shipping Department has proposed investing VND6.4 trillion in dredging the Cai Mep – Thi Vai Passage to allow access to 100,000 DWT vessels.

Hanoi police crackdown on water traffic

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi police will tighten inspection of ferries and waterway vessels from next week to improve safety during the coming stormy season.

Crackdown on trucks fuels surge in waterway activity

 VietNamNet Bridge – After authorities recently began a crackdown on overloading of trucks, the popularity of waterway transportation has surged in the Mekong Delta thanks to its network of rivers and canals,

Ca Mau has more than just a cape

 VietNamNet Bridge – People are often eager to rush to Ca Mau Cape just to have a chance to touch the southernmost point of Vietnam. However, the Mekong Delta of Ca Mau has more to offer such as its evergreen cajuput forest for tourists

Efforts on to prevent oil spill

 VietNamNet Bridge – Efforts are on to prevent a possible oil spill in the Sai Gon River from the hydrofoil that burst into flames on Monday.

All hydrofoils on HCM City - Vung Tau waterway suspended

After a hydrofoil carrying more than 90 people caught fire on the Saigon River, the HCM City People's Committee has decided to suspend the operation of all hydrofoils running on the HCM City-Vung Tau route for inspection.

Social Headlines December 13

 Exchanging money for profit to be prohibited; Firefighter injured in Ha Noi blaze; OV girl wins top global calculus score; HCM City forecasts lower budget collections in 2014; Freedom of speech, press strengthened in Vietnam

Build-up of flood silt blocks Hoi An estuary

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of boats in the central province of Quang Nam could not enter or leave Cua Dai estuary in Hoi An in recent days because of a buildup of silt in the waterway.