Taking the bus can make you miserable
I often take the public bus, but many times, it has been a painful, intimidating experience.
Hanoi sets new operation deadline for metro line
The elevated section of the Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line should start running in August, Hanoi has recently announced after the city missed the previous deadline.
Trans-Vietnam high-speed railway work to start by 2030
The Communist Party’s Politburo said Vietnam must start work on the north-south expressway railway before 2030 so that it can be completed by 2045.
Hai Phong begins public bicycle hire service
The northern port city of Hai Phong has begun trialing a public bicycle renting service, making 500 bikes available at 39 downtown spots.
Vietnam again requests aid from Japan for high-speed railway
Vietnam asked Japan for the second time Friday for support in building a north-south high-speed railway.
Trans-Vietnam railway to be renovated at cost of $213M
Vietnam’s Transport Ministry will carry out five projects within the first quarter to upgrade the North-South railway at a cost of VND5 trillion ($213 million).
HCMC – Mekong Delta high-speed rail link planned at $9B
A feasibility study has been done for a high-speed rail link between Ho Chi Minh City and its neighbors in the Mekong Delta.
Hanoi to roll out public bicycle sharing service this Tet
A public bicycle sharing service will be tried out starting January 20 in six Hanoi districts, with rentals at VND5,000 (20 cents) for 30 minutes.
Recovery Year : Vietnam Airlines Transports 18 Million Passengers In 2022
Vietnam Airlines served over 18 million passengers this year, a huge improvement from the past two years. The Southeast Asian carrier hit almost three-quarters of its annual revenue compared to 2019 as its recovery continues.
14 more bus routes to enter service at Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Starting next February, connections to and from Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport will be boosted with 14 new bus routes.
Vietnam loses billions to traffic, needs solutions
Ineffective and unsustainable transport policies have led to traffic congestion that causes Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City billions of dollars in losses every year, a World Bank representative said.
What is slowing down Vietnam’s transport infrastructure projects?
Among other things, the country’s land acquisition procedures are creaky, opaque, and difficult to appeal.
Experts divided on 250-kph transnational railroad
A 250-kilometer-per-hour railroad line that can transport both passengers and cargo is more desirable than passengers-only bullet trains, but will have higher technical requirements and cost more, experts said.
17 new bus routes proposed at Tan Son Nhat airport
The Hai Van International Transportation Joint Venture Company has suggested launching 17 new bus routes connecting HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat airport with major bus terminals and residential areas.
Fuel shortage upends daily life in HCMC
Mauritz Pretorius has to go to several gas stations before he can fill his motorbike with VND50,000 ($2) worth of fuel since it has become scarce.
BAD : 135 millions de dollars pour développer les transports verts au Vietnam
La Banque asiatique de développement (BAD) a mis en place un montage financier pour lutter contre le changement climatique d’une valeur de 135 millions de dollars à la SARL de commerce et de services VinFast, afin de la soutenir dans le…
More public bus routes proposed at Tan Son Nhat airport
Bus service at Tan Son Nhat airport should add two more routes to ease congestion and give passengers more choice, the HCMC Management Center of Public Transport proposed.
Multiple railway projects fall behind schedule
Multiple railway projects are seeing slow progress due to several issues, including lack of capital, approval processes and contract difficulties.
Public buses at Tan Son Nhat airport fail to attract passengers
Bus services at Vietnam’s biggest airport Tan Son Nhat remain idle as customers find them inconvenient and operators complain of intimidation by other transport providers.
As Vietnam provinces demand new airports, experts point to inefficiency
Experts are voicing concerns that too many airports would result in low economic efficiency as multiple provinces seek their own.
Hanoi 2nd metro line likely to be delayed by 5 years
The Hanoi administration has asked to delay completion of the Nhon-Hanoi Station metro route from this year to 2027 and increase its outlay by VND1.9 trillion ($80.77 million).
Vietnam is growing at 7%. Hanoi can do a lot better.
Frustratingly slow infrastructure buildup puts catching up to China out of its grasp.
Thousands of Vietnamese flights delayed in June
The Ministry of Transport has ordered Vietnamese airlines to improve on punctuality after more than 5,600 flights were delayed in June with late-arriving aircraft cited as the main reason.
Poor planning to blame for Hanoi BRT woes
Six years after it began operation Hanoi’s BRT (bus rapid transit) has still not gained enough traction to become the public transport solution to traffic congestion and pollution.
Vietnam’s first metro line records $2 mln loss in six months
Hanoi Metro Company, which operates the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line, has reported a loss of VND54 billion ($2.32 million) since putting the line into operation in November last year.
Cambodia eyes speed boat service to Phu Quoc Island
The Cambodian government plans to launch a speed boat service connecting Kep Province with Phu Quoc Island to boost tourism.