Infrastructure

Transport and shipping

Vietnam to boost transport infrastructure on Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is working with the Ministry of Transport to improve the local transport infrastructure and thus trade flows, the Cần Thơ branch of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said. The Trung Lương – Mỹ Thuận Expressway, for example, is expected to ...

Inter-Mekong Delta route renovation to complete in April

Work to upgrade a route through four Mekong Delta provinces is expected to be completed in April to ease the traffic burden on National Highway 1A. The project to upgrade the Quan Lo-Phung Hiep highway that stretches 103 kilometers (64 miles) across Hau Giang, Soc Trang, ...

Anh Tuan

Laos Planned Railways: Opening a National Rail Network in 2021

At present, Laos doesn’t have any railways. However, that is about to change in 2021. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Laos counterpart  Saleumxay Kommasith last week in a virtual meeting to discuss progress on the China-Laos Economic Corridor. Both Governments have occasions ...

Chris Devonshire-Ellis

Mekong Delta province seeks $195 mln road expansion

National Highway 61C connects Hau Giang Province with Can Tho City. Photo by VnExpres/Anh Lam. Hau Giang has proposed that a national highway section that connects it with Can Tho City be expanded from two-four lanes. It says the VND4.5 trillion ($195 million) expansion would boost connectivity ...

Cuu Long

New highways, bridges set to ease gridlock in Mekong Delta

Several major transport projects that have been completed will ease traffic overload on many of the Mekong Delta’s roads and bridges during the Lunar New Year. Ferry station The Rach Mieu Ferry Station is all set to be completed. Situated 10 kilometers (6.21 miles) from the Rach ...

Hoang Nam

Despite COVID-19 Crunch, China-Mekong Integration Continues

Earlier this week, Myanmar and China formally agreed to begin work on an important section of a long-delayed railway project running from Yunnan province to the Indian Ocean. On January 10, the state-run Myanmar Railways and the China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group (CREEG) signed an agreement to conduct ...

Sebastian Strangio

Construction begins on fifth bridge linking Laos, Thailand

Work on a fifth bridge linking Laos and Thailand across the Mekong River has begun after a construction agreement was signed in December. The bridge, which will take 36 months to build, will connect Bolikhamxay province in Laos to Thailand’s north-eastern province of Bueng Kan. Local daily ...

Construction of Long Thanh Airport Commences This WeekSaigoneer

The massive project in Dong Nai Province will relieve pressure on Tan Son Nhat once completed. Tuoi Tre reports that a groundbreaking ceremony for Long Thanh International Airport was held yesterday morning. The project’s first phase will cost US$4.6 billion and is expected to be completed in 2025. This ...

Saigoneer

VN builds expressway in Mekong Delta

An additional section to the HCMC-Mekong Delta expressway will cut travel time from the city to the region’s capital to just two hours. Work on the extended section, called the My Thuan-Can Tho Expressway, started Monday at Thuan An Commune in Binh Minh Town, Vinh Long ...

Cuu Long

Construction of highway connecting Dawei SEZ, Htikhee to commence next year

The construction of a 140-kilometer two-lane highway connecting the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in Tanintharyi Region to the Htikhee at the Thai border will commence in mid-2021, according to the Dawei SEZ Management Committee. When complete, it will take travellers from the SEZ about 2.5 ...

Chan Mya Htwe

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