Transport and shipping

Development and funding for transport

Vietnam to build $1.3 billion expressway in Mekong Delta

A state-owned construction company is planning to build a 155-km (96-mile) expressway through the Mekong Delta using ODA and public funds. The Cuu Long Corporation for Investment Development and Project Management of Infrastructure (Cuu Long CIPM) has worked with authorities in the delta’s Can Tho City ...

Cuu Long

All aboard Thailand’s decentralization train

Thailand has made scant progress over the past three decades in spreading power and national budgets outside of the capital Bangkok, a core issue behind the nation’s yawning wealth divide. But now there is a slim hope that the decentralization process has begun, and it has ...

Peter Janssen

Completion date set for EU dangerous goods training

German International Cooperation (GIZ) says it expects to complete its training project for freight transport and logistics in dangerous goods in more than 80 companies in five Asean countries by the end of this year. With financing from the EU, the “Sustainable Freight and Logistics ...

Mekong Delta provinces invite construction bids

Provinces in the Mekong Delta have invited bids for many large infrastructure works. Kien Giang has two traffic infrastructure packages, according to Nguyen Van Tu, Director of the provincial Department of Transport’s investment and construction projects management board. Keep reading ...

US to support infrastructure investment in SEA

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a federal development finance institution in the US, is looking to support American infrastructure investment in Southeast Asia to enhance the region’s connectivity. Keep reading ...

Mekong nations get started on their own infrastructure fund

Five nations that share the Mekong River on Saturday adopted a five-year master development plan, vowing to upgrade roads, power grids and other pieces of infrastructure that connect and strengthen the region. Keep reading   ...

Transport infrastructure in Mekong Delta needs urgent attention

The opening of the Cao Lanh Bridge in the southern province of Dong Thap last week to link two banks of Tien River has signaled a promising development for the Mekong Delta. Yet, on the same route, the halt in the construction of Vam Cong ...

Greater Mekong Subregion countries to boost transportation connectivity

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have reached an agreement on the implementation of a cross-border transport facilitation agreement (CBTA). Transport ministers from six GMS countries comprising Việt Nam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, as well as Thailand and China, on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on ...

VNS Reporter

Thailand pushes for high-speed rail link with China to be used for freight

The first phase of a delayed high-speed rail link between China and Thailand is back on track after its environmental impact assessment was approved – but now doubts have been cast over whether it will have enough passengers to warrant its US$5.2 billion price tag.[]It ...

Wendy Wu

Mekong region sees airports as the way forward

Tourism and aviation analysts are discussing methods to deliver dynamic growth to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), which is home to more than 20 airlines and serves more than 250 million travellers a year.Across the region, 12 airports can each service more than 10 million ...

Suchat Sritama

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