JICA's survey has found urban railways are a form of transport with lower carbon emissions than cars and motorbikes.
The Việt Nam Railways Corporation is set to submit an ambitious plan to the Government regarding railway infrastructure exploitation.
The State must play a key role in investing in the national railway infrastructure to boost the development of the railway transport and attract more private investors to the sector, experts have said.
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.
The railway sector will operate dozens more trains to serve demand during the Hùng Kings’ Festival, which will fall on April 13-15.
Logistics fees in Việt Nam account for nearly 21 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), with transport making up 60 percent of the figure, twice as much as some developed economies.
Vietnam Railways (VNR) has warned passengers about fake websites offering train tickets for two or three times the cost of authentic fares.
Co-operation between Kazakhstan and Việt Nam in transport and logistics has great potential, said Kazakhstan’s ambassador to Việt Nam Beketzhan Zhumakhanov.
Train travel is falling behind other forms of transport, as passengers are choosing air and roads ahead of the tracks.