Vietnam Railways (VNR) plans to upgrade rail infrastructure to satisfy passenger demand by building 300 new carriages and purchasing more locomotives by 2023 to provide better services.
The Việt Nam Railways Corporation is set to submit an ambitious plan to the Government regarding railway infrastructure exploitation.
As many as 27 railway accidents left 17 people dead and 23 others injured in July 2019.
In 1881, when the French occupied Sài Gòn during the first Indochina War, they built the first railway in Việt Nam. It was also one of the first in the region and the most modern in Southeast Asia.