$15 million China – Việt Nam bridge opens to traffic

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Update: September, 14/2017 – 03:00

The Bắc Luân II Bridge is expected to promote China- Việt Nam economic co-operation. – VNS Photo: nhandan.com.vn

Viet Nam News QUẢNG NINH – The opening of the Bắc Luân II Bridge is a promising China – Việt Nam economic co-operation, according to Nguyễn Đức Long, Chairman of Quảng Ninh Province People’s Committee.

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình and Chinese ambassador to Việt Nam Hong Xiaoyong attended the bridge’s opening ceremony in Móng Cái City yesterday. Continue reading “$15 million China – Việt Nam bridge opens to traffic”

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Việt Nam-China freight route opens to traffic

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Update: September, 11/2017 – 17:00

Long vehicles run on the new freight route connecting Việt Nam and China on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thái Thuần

Viet Nam News LẠNG SƠN — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình announced on Monday the opening of a freight route connecting Việt Nam and China.

The route passes through the Hữu Nghị (Friendship) International Border Gate in the northern province of Lạng Sơn. Continue reading “Việt Nam-China freight route opens to traffic”

Logistics: Out to the world

Last update 15:07 | 10/09/2017

Despite being in its early stages of development, Vietnam’s logistics sector remains on the radar of foreign investors thanks to the country’s skilled workforce, relatively low costs, and rapid e-commerce development. 

Samsung signed an agreement to cooperate with the Minh Phuong Logistics Corporation, one of Vietnam’s leading logistics companies, in July, according to South Korean media, and this was not the first time it has announced an investment in Vietnam’s logistic market.

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Samsung said in a statement that it had closed a deal with Minh Phuong to establish a joint enterprise. This is the fourth time Samsung SDS has launched a joint enterprise in order to establish itself in an overseas market, and is the second time in Vietnam. Continue reading “Logistics: Out to the world”

Infrastructure to aid Mekong development

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Update: September, 09/2017 – 09:00

Cổ Chiên Bridge between Bến Tre and Trà Vinh provinces in the Mekong Delta was built in 2015. — VNS File Photo

HCM CITY — Construction of two bridges linking Cao Lãnh City and Lấp Vò District in Đồng Tháp Province and Đồng Tháp with Cần Thơ, which are under way, will be a big boost to transportation and connectivity in the Mekong Delta.

But locals can look forward to further development of the transport infrastructure in the near future. Continue reading “Infrastructure to aid Mekong development”

Quảng Ninh to get new port, industrial complex

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Update: September, 08/2017 – 14:00

An overview map of Deep C Industrial Zone. — VNS Photo

HCM CITY – Tiền Phong Industrial Zone JSC and Russia’s Seaport of Azov on Friday agreed to transform 100 hectares in Quảng Ninh Province into a hub for industrial manufacturing and port operations.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed by Tiền Phong Industrial Zone JSC, in which Deep C consortium (Rent A Port) is a majority shareholder, and the Russian giant in port development and operations, agrees to start work on the Việt Nam-Russia Industrial Complex soon, provided the Vietnamese Government offers its support in speeding up the process. Continue reading “Quảng Ninh to get new port, industrial complex”

Hanoi to green-light three metro lines worth over $15 billion

Last update 12:29 | 19/07/2017
The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has submitted a number of recommendations for the Hanoi People’s Committee’s ambition to build three metro lines worth over $15 billion by 2025.

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MoT is the first specialised state management agency to give feedback on the Hanoi People’s Committee’s latest proposal regarding investment plans for the metro railway projects. Continue reading “Hanoi to green-light three metro lines worth over $15 billion”

Consumers prefer small convenience stores over giant supermarkets

Last update 13:00 | 02/09/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Some years ago, analysts predicted that modern distribution channels would develop rapidly in Vietnam as income continued to rise. 

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The prediction has been realized, but convenience stores, not large supermarkets, are the favored channel.

Market analysts have found that consumers now prioritize convenience when choosing shops. They are no longer excited about the opening of new hypermarkets as they were in the past, but often prefer to shop at convenience stores near their houses. Continue reading “Consumers prefer small convenience stores over giant supermarkets”

Vietnam trying to wean itself off preferential ODA loans

Last update 12:00 | 27/08/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam now has to think of attracting private capital for development projects as preferential ODA loans will now have higher interest rates. 

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From 2018, Vietnam will no longer receive preferential ODA loans from WB, ADB and other financial institutions in developed countries at preferential loans of 2-3 percent. The interest rates will be 5-6 percent, not including the service fee. Continue reading “Vietnam trying to wean itself off preferential ODA loans”

VN’s hopes three SEZs to attract billions of USD in investment

Last update 12:00 | 25/08/2017
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MPI Minister Nguyen Chi Dung, said that over the last 25 years of development of IZ, EPZ, hi-tech zone and EZ models, problems have surfaced — incentives are not sufficiently competitive; administrative procedures are not simple enough; and infrastructure and labor force cannot satisfy requirements.

Meanwhile, Vietnam economy has shown signs of a slowdown. Competitiveness is low and exploitation of natural advantages and resources is reaching a critical level. Vietnam’s investment climate is losing some of its attractiveness due to strong international competition. Continue reading “VN’s hopes three SEZs to attract billions of USD in investment”

Vehicles avoid tolls, damage southern bypass

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Update: August, 24/2017 – 18:00

The 18km road connecting the Trảng Bom and Cây Gáo communes in southern Đồng Nai Province is damaged by heavy vehicles that use it to avoid weighing and toll stations. — Photo news.zing.vn
ĐỒNG NAI — A 18km bypass in southern Đồng Nai Province is in serious disrepair with thousands of trucks and containers using it every day to avoid weighing and toll stations.The Trảng Bom-Cây Gáo bypass runs through the province’s Trảng Bom District and connects National Route 1 with Provincial Route 762. Continue reading “Vehicles avoid tolls, damage southern bypass”

10 năm Việt Nam tăng 200% người bệnh tiểu đường

Hơn 10 năm số người mắc bệnh đái tháo đường Việt Nam tăng 200%, trong khi thế giới tăng 54% trong 20 năm.

vnexpress.net_Giáo sư Thái Hồng Quang, Chủ tịch Hội Nội tiết và Đái tháo đường Việt Nam cho biết bệnh đái tháo đường tăng nhanh trên toàn thế giới, đặc biệt đối với các nước đang phát triển. Dự báo của Tổ chức Y tế Thế giới (WHO), tỷ lệ đái tháo đường toàn cầu có thể tăng 54% trong vòng 20 năm từ 2010 đến 2030.

Việt Nam là một trong những nước có tỷ lệ người mắc đái tháo đường hàng đầu thế giới, chiếm khoảng 5,4% dân số với 5 triệu bệnh nhân. Tỷ lệ này tăng gấp đôi so với đầu những năm 2000. Số người mắc năm 2015 của Bình Dương là 13%, TP HCM 12%, mức báo động trên toàn thế giới.

Theo giáo sư Quang, điều đáng lo ngại là tỷ lệ người bệnh chưa chẩn đoán còn rất cao, chiếm khoảng 50%. Trong số 50% người được chẩn đoán và điều trị thì hơn một nửa có các biến chứng nặng về tim mạch, thận, tổn thương mắt, nhiễm trùng bàn chân dẫn đến đoạn chi… Bệnh tiến triển âm thầm, nhiều người khi đến khám lần đầu khi đã xuất hiện các biến chứng.

Continue reading “10 năm Việt Nam tăng 200% người bệnh tiểu đường”

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Tân Sơn Nhất được trang web xếp hạng các sân bay trên thế giới The Guide to Sleeping in Airports đánh giá là xuống cấp hạ tầng, nạn mất cắp và có cáo buộc về tham nhũng.

Theo bảng xếp hạng năm 2015 của trang web The Guide to Sleeping in Airports, Tân Sơn Nhất được xếp hạng đứng thứ 4 trong danh sách sân bay tệ nhất châu Á. Năm 2014, sân bay này cũng bị liệt vào danh sách tệ nhất do trang web trên bình chọn.

Theo đánh giá của trang web, hạ tầng sân bay Tân Sơn Nhất đã xuống cấp những năm gần đây và bị hành khách cáo buộc có tình trạng tham nhũng. Trả lời khảo sát, nhiều hành khách cho rằng bị nhân viên hải quan đòi hối lộ để được di chuyển nhanh hơn.

Ngoài ra, hành khách còn phàn nàn tín hiệu wifi kém, phòng vệ sinh bẩn và hạn chế lựa chọn trong các nhà hàng. Lời khuyên được trang web đưa ra là nếu ghé qua Tân Sơn Nhất, hành khách nên cẩn thận giữ tài sản có giá trị và cầm một số tiền nhỏ trên tay

Build, operate and transfer transport projects criticised for lack of tendering

Last update 17:00 | 23/08/2017

Most build, operate and transfer projects in the transport sector have appointed contractors and not gone through tendering.

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Build, operate and transfer (BOT) projects have made headlines due to continual problems. Cai Lay BOT project has faced strong opposition from drivers due to its high fees. To oppose the fees, drivers used small notes, costing more time for the station officers for the fee collection.

The public has raised concerns about problems of BOT toll station projects in Vietnam. However, the Ministry of Transport ignored criticism and tried to defend the tolls. Continue reading “Build, operate and transfer transport projects criticised for lack of tendering”

Transport minister addresses over-charging BOT toll station

Last update 14:39 | 16/08/2017
Minister of Transport Truong Quang Nghia said the investor of Cai Lay BOT toll station in the southern province of Tien Giang had agreed to reduce the fees following opposition.

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Many drivers are putting small notes into bottles when they pay toll fees at Cai Lay BOT toll station to protest at excessive fees

According to drivers, the fees of VND35,000-180,000 (USD1.50-8.18) to travel on a 12-km road with just two lanes was too high. Meanwhile, the fees of for vehicles of from seven seats and lower is just VND40,000 (USD1.80) on Trung Luong-HCM City Highway which is up to 50km and has four lanes. Continue reading “Transport minister addresses over-charging BOT toll station”

NA committee discusses BOT controversy

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Update: August, 16/2017 – 10:01

The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee held a working session on supervising implementation of BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) traffic projects in the wake of heated protests over one of them in the southern province of Tiền Giang. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Trí

HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee held a working session on supervising implementation of BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) traffic projects in the wake of heated protests over one of them in the southern province of Tiền Giang.

The BOT model, which primarily cedes construction of public traffic infrastructure to the private sector, has been utilised by the Government to alleviate the burden on the State Budget, especially after official development assistance (ODA) began running thin. Continue reading “NA committee discusses BOT controversy”