HCMC bus service fails to attract more passengers despite increased subsidy

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By Dat Nguyen   June 29, 2020 | 08:28 am GMT+7

HCMC bus service fails to attract more passengers despite increased subsidy

A passenger waits at a bus station in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.

Losing out to ride hailing operators and social distancing, amongst others, HCMC bus services are struggling to reroute impacts of low demand.

Ho Chi Minh City’s Transport Department recently asked the city for a public bus subsidy of VND1.31 trillion ($56.8 million) this year, up 14 percent from an earlier estimate.

The reason cited for the increase is low demand during and after the social distancing period. Resumption of services has only reached 80 percent of the target and companies say they need to pay staff and service their debts during the social distancing period despite revenues plummeting.

Without the increase in subsidies, the department said it might have to cut 15 percent of bus trips in the last six months of the year.

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Extreme flood risk: Potentially disastrous scenario for Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City faces devastating floods over the coming decades. (Photo: AFP/Kao Nguyen)

BANGKOK: The risk of extreme future flooding events in major Vietnamese metropolis Ho Chi Minh City could increase by up to 10 times by 2050, resulting in immense economic and infrastructural damage, according to a new study by an international consulting firm.

Without a concentrated effort to mitigate the worsening impacts of sea-level rise brought about by climate change and to improve urban planning, the city faces billions of dollars of damage on an annual basis, with freak events potentially devastating vast urban areas.

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Bên dòng Sêrêpốk: Đánh đu với tử thần

Quang Viên  13 THANH NIÊN

Nằm trên cao nguyên sâu thẳm, Sêrêpốk là dòng sông chảy ngược duy nhất của Việt Nam. Bên dòng Sêrêpốk hùng vĩ hãy còn nhiều điều thú vị…

Người dân qua dòng sông hung dữ bằng cáp treo tự chế /// Quang Viên
Người dân qua dòng sông hung dữ bằng cáp treo tự chế QUANG VIÊN

Nhảy đá, đi cáp “tử thần”, qua sông dữ bằng xuồng bé tẻo teo là chuyện thường ngày của những người lớn, thậm chí trẻ con 4 – 5 tuổi ở TT.Ea T’ling (H.Cư Jút, tỉnh Đắk Nông). Tiếp tục đọc “Bên dòng Sêrêpốk: Đánh đu với tử thần”

Work begins on first resettlement area for Long Thanh Airport

By Phuoc Tuan   April 20, 2020 | 04:04 pm GMT+7

Work begins on first resettlement area for Long Thanh Airport

An artist’s impression of the Loc An – Binh Son resettlement area for residents affected by the Long Thanh International Airport project in Dong Nai Province. Photo by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan.

Work began Monday on a 280 hectare resettlement area for the Long Thanh International Airport project, with residents set to receive their land lots in August.

The Loc An – Binh Son resettlement area, located in the southern province of Dong Nai, where the new airport is to be built, consists of over 5,000 land lots for 29,000 residents.

Dong Nai authorities will build roads, utilities, schools, markets, community centers and religious facilities before handling the land lots to residents to construct their own houses.

The first 700 households are set to receive their land lots in August.

This is the first of two resettlement areas that will be built for residents affected by the Long Thanh Airport project.

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Global energy storage market to surge to 15 GW by 2024

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Congestion in aviation infrastructure needs resolving

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Does aviation industry develop too rapidly? Are flight tickets sold lower than cost prices? Why does authority continue to grant permission for new airlines enterprises while infrastructure is overloading? These were hot issues that received special attention at the talk ‘ Vietnam Aviation Industry: Opportunities and Challenges’ held by the Ministry of Transportation on December 11 in Hanoi.

Tan Son Nhat Airport has been overloading and waiting for upgrading and expansion. (Photo: SGGP)

Tan Son Nhat Airport has been overloading and waiting for upgrading and expansion. (Photo: SGGP)

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Why Vietnam Needs Six Airlines

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Vietnam already supports five operating commercial airlines and a sixth is on the way. That’s because so many of the country’s newly minted middle class is literally going places.

Vietnam’s civil aviation authority estimates air passenger traffic will reach 131 million by 2020 following average growth of 16% last year and this year. By 2030, the authority expects 280 million civilian air trips per year.

“All the airplanes are full. The Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh trip is packed every day,” says Mike Lynch, managing director with SSI Institutional Brokerage in Ho Chi Minh City. “They put up airlines and they just fill right up.” Tiếp tục đọc “Why Vietnam Needs Six Airlines”

Vietnam considers Swedish loans to build largest airport

NOV 26, 2019 / 11:09 Nguyen Tung

The Hanoitimes – A Swedish state-owned entity proposed a commercial loan of over US$1 billion for the construction of Long Thanh airport, the would-be largest of its kind in Vietnam.

Vietnam is considering Sweden’s loans to build Long Thanh International Airport and develop the air traffic control activities, according to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Vu Dai Thang.

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Long Thanh International Airport is in need of huge investment capital, for which financial support from other countries, including Vietnam’s development partners such as Sweden, is very important, said Thang at a conference held last week discussing the financial mechanism for Long Thanh airport. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam considers Swedish loans to build largest airport”

China finances research study for Lao Cai – Hanoi – Hai Phong railway project

NOV 26, 2019 / 15:49 Ngoc Thuy

The Chinese government has provided non-refundable aid for Vietnam worth over VND32 billion (US$1.37 million) to conduct a survey and a master plan for the Lao Cai – Hai Phong – Hanoi railway project connecting with China, according to the Ministry of Transport (MoT).

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The financial support was a result of high level talks between the two countries in 2015, stated the MoT in a statement. Tiếp tục đọc “China finances research study for Lao Cai – Hanoi – Hai Phong railway project”

These are the world’s ‘most excellent’ airlines for 2020, according to AirlineRatings.com

TĐH: Where are Vietnam Airlines and Viet Jet? Vietnam Airline, try hard, OK? I am embarrassed by Viet Jet! Come on, world! Fly our airline, Vietnamese women have great bodies. Look at them in bikini! Better than beer ôm and coffee ôm. Think about our women’s bodies while you fly with us. You will realize that our women have greatest bodies in the world.

That is surely a good way to get money from men with hormone at the level of teenager. It embarrasses both Vietnamese women and men. And looks like the driving force behind all this is a woman too. Is she a real woman, or a sick male chauvinist in disguise? Or she is simply sick by obsession with money making? Wow, money, mony, money! Such a great driving force of human psyche!

Francesca Street, CNN • Published 25th November 2019

Da Nang dismissed environmental concerns to build a new port

 

Expressways that burn up the road between Hanoi and northern provinces

By Ba Do, Giang Huy, Minh Cuong   November 18, 2019 | 08:10 am GMT+7 VnExpress

Nine major expressways that cost VND128 trillion ($5.5 billion) have considerably sped up connections between Hanoi and northern localities.
Expressways that burn up the road between Hanoi and northern provinces

A VND6.7 trillion ($289.6 million) expansion project to upgrade the Phap Van-Cau Gie expressway, the southern gateway to Hanoi, from four to six lanes was completed late last year and put into operation earlier this year.

The Phap Van-Cau Gie Expressway, which first opened in 2002, runs more than 32 kilometers (20 miles) to the south of Hanoi and links up with another expressway to the nearby Ninh Binh Province. The six-lane expressway is expected to cater to 60,000 vehicles per day and daily revenue from toll fees is estimated at more than VND2 billion ($86,400). Tiếp tục đọc “Expressways that burn up the road between Hanoi and northern provinces”

How Long Thanh airport will be built

By Ta Lu, Doan Loan   November 18, 2019 | 12:33 pm GMT+7 VnExpress

Long Thanh International Airport in the southern Dong Nai Province will have an annual capacity of 25 million passengers when built in 2025.

Lien Chieu Port to play key role for a sustainable Da Nang

  Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 08:45

A corner of the Tien Sa Port. Experts says Tien Sa Port should not be enlarged because a bypass system linking the port and the logistics centre would damage Da Nang City’s architecture planning. — VNS Photos

bizhub – Speeding up the construction of the new Lien Chieu Cargo Port would help promote Da Nang as a key international logistics centre, and allow the existing Tien Sa Port to be reserved for cruise ships only.

Former general director of Tien Sa Port, Nguyen Huu Sia, made the statement at a recent workshop held to discuss changes to the city’s Master Plan proposed by Sakae Holdings and Subarna Jurong Consultants from Singapore. Tiếp tục đọc “Lien Chieu Port to play key role for a sustainable Da Nang”

Hanoi first metro line starts 20-day trial run

By Doan Loan   October 29, 2019 | 12:25 pm GMT+7

Hanoi first metro line starts 20-day trial run

Trains of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line are ready for a commercial test run, October 28, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.

Hanoi’s first metro line, the Cat Linh-Ha Dong route, has begun a 20-day commercial operation run for inspection purposes.

The trial will check all aspects or the line’s operations, from functioning stations with staff on duty at operation rooms and ticket booths. Electronic signs and loudspeakers are turned on to instruct metro commuters. Six to nine trains will operate on the route.

The first metro line runs 13 kilometers from Cat Linh Station in downtown Dong Da District to the Yen Nghia Station in the southwestern Ha Dong District.

The metro had made its first trial run in September last year, but that test was supervised by Chinese experts from the Shenzhen Metro Company.

The ongoing commercial trial will be supervised by Vietnamese employees from state-owned Hanoi Metro Company Limited.

The 20-day period will verify system safety and operational capacity of all employees, which is a mandatory step in the inspection process, said a representative from the Chinese general contractor.

It has been reported several times that work on the line is 99 percent complete. The 1 percent remaining work is mainly outlook finishing.

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The interiors of the stations that the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line runs through are completed. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy

The interiors of a station of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro route. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.