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Plans ignored, urban areas hurt

Failure to follow planning in many urban areas has negative consequences for urban development,  Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng said at a recent conference of the construction sector. As regulated, an Urban Development and Management Board will be set up to help local authorities ...

Expressway set to open in 2019

Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has urged the two ministries overseeing the Trung Lương-Mỹ Thuận expressway project to speed up construction of the Mỹ Thuận-Cần Thơ stretch so that the entire road can be open to traffic by 2019. Dũng asked the Ministry of ...

Officials told to submit airport plan

Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has urged the ministries of Transport and Defence to finalise a plan to expand Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City and report to the Government next week. The Airport Design and Construction Consultancy One Member Ltd Company ...

PM urges immediate measures to resolve traffic congestion in HCM City

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on January 23 called on authorities in HCM City to continue efforts to tackle the worsening traffic congestion in the city. Phúc, along with Deputy PM Trịnh Đình Dũng, organised an online conference with city leaders and State agencies to seek ...

Lai Châu hydro-power plant inaugurated

Electricity of Việt Nam on December 20 inaugurated the Lai Châu hydro-electricity plant in Nam Nhun District in the northern mountain province of Lai Châu. The plant has begun operations one year ahead of the National Assembly’s resolution. The VNĐ35.7 trillion (US$1.6 billion) plant has ...

Southern Vietnam faces power starvation

Power cuts are a huge issue for the industrial and manufacturing sectors in southern Vietnam. Southern Vietnam, which is home to commercial hubs like Ho Chi Minh City and manufacturing clusters such as Dong Nai and Binh Duong, may face more power shortages from 2017. The country’s ...

Vietnam considers buying electricity from Laos to ease reliance on China

Vietnam may import electricity from Laos to minimize the risks from relying on Chinese imports and to offset supply shortages caused by cutting off power sources which pollute the environment. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has urged the Ministry of Industry and Trade to submit ...

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