The Viet Nam Railway Corporation has submitted to the Ministry of Transport a project on upgrading the railway from Ha Noi to Vinh and from Sai Gon to Nha Trang.
A 303-kilometre long railway section between Ha Noi and Vinh would be upgraded, along with a 10.2-kilometre section between Sai Gon and Nha Trang.
The plan calls for the work to be done in the 2016-2020 period with a total investment of VND3.6 trillion (US$160 million).
Thoi Bao Kinh Te (Vietnam Economic Times)
Transmission line finished ahead of time
The construction of a 500kV Son La – Lai Chau transmission line was completed on October 14, 16 days ahead of schedule, according to the National Power Transmission Corporation.
The 158.5-kilometre line links the 1,200 MW Lai Chau Hydroelectricity Plant and small- and medium-sized hydropower plants in the northwest region to the national grid.
Construction on the VND4 trillion ($177.8 million) line began in December, 2013.
Sai Gon Giai Pphong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Nghe An sports 10 new bridges
The central province of Nghe An has put 10 new suspension bridges into use. The bridges are located in the mountainous districts of Tuong Duong, Con Cuong, Tan Ky and Thanh Chuong. They were built at a total cost of VND44 billion ($1.95 million) from the state budget.
The construction was part of a project to build 186 cable-stayed bridges in 28 provinces in the northern mountainous, central and Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) regions, launched by the Ministry of Transport.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Four manufacturing projects approved
The central province of Quang Ngai's industrial parks managing board on October 14 granted investment registration certificates to four projects focusing on manufacturing with total capital of VND216 billion ($9.6 million).
This year, the board issued certificates to 11 new projects and four projects which have adjusted their capital. The total investment capital of all projects is VND620 billion ($27.5 million), reaching 350 per cent of the year's target.
Tin Tuc (News)