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.
Vietnam Railway (VNR) aims to accelerate its growth to a rate of 8 per cent in 2019 after suffering a depression from 2015 to 2017.
There are people in Hà Nội who live very close to a railway line. Over the years they have learned to always get off the tracks when a train approaches.
Their homes next to the tracks are noisy, dangerous, and technically illegal, but the capital’s rail-side residents have built a close-knit community. Paul Kennedy & Bảo Hoa report.
A delegation from the National Assembly’s economic committee on Jun 25 inspected parts of HCM City’s Metro Line No. 1 (Bến Thành-Suối Tiên) construction project to examine why costs have increased in recent years and find ways to seek more capital sources.
Railway authorities said they would need at least VNĐ1.7 trillion (US$74.97 million) in 2017-2020 to address long-standing rail accident hotspots at illegal level crossings.
More than 80 per cent of National Assembly deputies yesterday voted to approve the amended Law on Railways.
The second session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) is set to open tomorrow, said Vice Chairman of the NA Office, Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng at a press briefing yesterday.
The draft Law on Associations sat at the top agenda of the National Assembly Standing Committee members on the last working day of their third session yesterday.