Vietnam government to mobilize efforts for mega transportation projects in 2020

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the government would mobilize all efforts for the implementation of major transport projects in 2020. These include the Eastern North-South expressway, Long Thanh International Airport, expansion of Tan Son Nhat International Airport, and feasibility study of North-South express railway project, ...

Hai Yen

Startups tapped to rescue disaster-prone ASEAN region

From crowdfunding platforms to drones, chatbots, and artificial intelligence, emerging startups in ASEAN are leveraging on their existing technologies and business models to solve the region’s most urgent problems through a competition called “Startups to the Resque.”[] According to the 2016 World Risk Index by the United ...

Joie Cruz

Regional meeting cements partnership in tourism

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam plus Thailand (CLMV+T) have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen their cooperation in promoting tourism. The countries’ leaders agreed on their tourism partnership during the two-day Regional Workshop on Methods and Strategies for Implementing Public Private Sector for Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam Plus Thailand, ...

PM orders transport sector to boost infrastructure

The national transport sector has been told to seek ways of developing infrastructure to catch up with the growing travel demand of Vietnamese people, despite a severe shortage of capital. The order was issued by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on March 16 when he chaired ...

North-South highway plan adjusted

The Ministry of Transport has decided to adjust its construction plan for the North-South Expressway linking Hà Nội and HCM City due to a funding shortfall. Phạm Hữu Sơn, director general of Transport Engineering Design Inc, the project’s consultant, said previously the MoT had set ...

Yangon bus system overhaul set to start

Yangon’s infamous public bus system – where commuters are dragged by callous conductors onto ageing vehicles operated by drivers with scant regard for road safety – is about to change. A long-awaited transformation of the bus network, which some 80 percent of the commercial capital’s ...

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