Government formally approves Long Thanh international airport

vietnamnet 16/11/2020    15:48 GMT+7

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has approved the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai.

A rendering of the proposed Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai. – Photo courtesy of Airports Corporation of Vietnam 

The project has four component projects such as headquarters of State management agencies, flight management services, essential airport facilities, and other works.

Major works such as airport buildings, the aircraft apron, passenger terminals, and cargo terminals will be built by the Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), which operates 21 airports across the country.

ACV has to raise funding for the construction.

The first phase of the airport, expected to cost more than US$4.6 billion, is projected to be completed by 2025.

The investment was approved by the National Assembly in 2017, which also issued a resolution on compensation and resettlement of and support for affected individuals and organisations.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged Dong Nai Province authorities to hand over the required lands in October so that construction of the airport could begin early next year.

He also set a deadline for assessing cleared land for compensation purposes by the end of this month.

The Ministry of Transport should work closely with the province to promptly resolve all challenges to ensure the project remains on schedule, he said.

The airport work requires more than 5,000ha of land and more than 364ha elsewhere to build two resettlement sites.

Around 4,800 households and 26 organisations are expected to be relocated to make way for it. 

Spread over a total area of more than 5,580ha, the airport will straddle six communes in Long Thanh District. It is expected to cost VNĐ336.63 trillion ($14.47 billion), with the construction divided into three phases. 

In the first phase one runway with a length of 4,000m, taxiways, an apron, and a passenger terminal with other auxiliary works involving a total floor area of ​​373,000 sq.m will be built to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year. 

The airport is expected to have four runways, four passenger terminals and other auxiliary works to ensure a capacity of 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of cargo a year by 2040. 

Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City, the country’s largest, has been seriously overloaded for years, both in the air and on the ground.

The Ministry of Transport said Long Thanh International Airport is a key national project that would have a significant impact on the southern key economic region.  VNS

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Bộ trưởng Nguyễn Văn Thể: dự án đường sắt đô thị ‘bộc lộ nhiều vấn đề’

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TTO – Trước Quốc hội, Bộ trưởng Bộ Giao thông vận tải Nguyễn Văn Thể thừa nhận việc triển khai các dự án đường sắt đô thị ‘đã bộc lộ nhiều vấn đề, đặc biệt vấn đề chậm tiến độ’.
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North-South high-speed railway to be core part of national transport system

30/10/2020    07:10 GMT+7 vietnamnet

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the Ministry of Transport to propose a feasible plan for the North-South high-speed railway, considering this the backbone of the national strategy on railway development by 2050.

North-South high-speed railway to be core part of national transport system
A train in Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Thuan Province. — VNA/VNS Photo

The high-speed line, inter-provincial, inter-regional and urban railway networks must also be added to the strategy, he said.

He was speaking at a Government meeting on Wednesday on the development strategy for Vietnam’s railway towards 2050.

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$777 mln expressway proposed from southern province to Central Highlands

By Phuoc Tuan   October 9, 2020 | 08:31 pm GMT+7 VNExpress$777 mln expressway proposed from southern province to Central HighlandsAn intersection between the Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway with the National Highway 1A in Thong Nhat District, Dong Nai Province. Photo by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan.

A VND18 trillion ($777 million) expressway is proposed to be built between the southern province of Dong Nai and Lam Dong in the Central Highlands.

The 67-kilometer expressway will have four lanes and allow vehicles to travel at up to 80 kilometers per hour, according to a pre-feasibility report drawn up by the Ministry of Transport’s Thang Long Project Management Unit.

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South-east, Mekong Delta regions to prioritise transport infrastructure

 

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Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung has urged localities in the south-east and Mekong Delta regions to develop transport infrastructure by diversifying the sources of and effectively using capital over the next five years.

 
South-east, Mekong Delta regions to prioritise transport infrastructure
Vam Cong Bridge across Hau River in the Mekong Delta. VNA/VNS Photo

Speaking at a conference on socio-economic development in the two regions, he called on them to lay out their objectives and priorities for public investment in 2021-25 to ensure “focused and effective investment.”

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Modern Hanoi and HCM City impressive images

Chia sẻ | FaceBookTwitter Email Copy LinkInterested003/09/2020    12:32 GMT+7

In recent years both Hanoi and HCM City have undergone rapid development, with many skyscrapers, immense boulevards, and impressive public works taking shape. 

Let’s take a look at the amazing architectural feats of the nation’s two largest cities:

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Ba Dinh Square, the country’s largest square, is located on Hung Vuong street directly in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The site is the place where President Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, therefore marking the start of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

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Vietnam PM consents to accepting S.Korean ODA for key Mekong Delta road

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:32 GMT+7 tuoitrenews

Vietnam PM consents to accepting S.Korean ODA for key Mekong Delta road
A map details the location of the future My An-Cao Lanh road in the road network of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. Graphic: Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s prime minister has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Finance to construct a key road in the Mekong Delta using official development assistance (ODA) loans from South Korea.

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Vietnam transport ministry launches call for tender for North-South Expressway

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The Hanoitimes – All five sub-projects under the North-South Expressway project would be operated under the PPP mechanism, scheduled to commence in early 2021.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) today [July 16] issued bidding documents for five sub-components under the North-South Expressway project, local media reported.

 Vietnam transport ministry launches call for tender for North-South Expressway.

Vice Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat said bidders would have two months to prepare for their tenders and submit the documents in September, adding the evaluation process is scheduled to complete by December.

Additionally, bidders would have six months to mobilize capital for these projects worth a combined VND22.35 trillion (US$961.28 million), which is a condition for contract award if their bids are accepted, stated Nhat.

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Cao tốc ngàn tỉ Bến Lức – Long Thành, bao giờ dân được đi?

21/07/2020 05:24 GMT+7

TTO – Cao tốc Bến Lức – Long Thành kết nối các tỉnh miền Đông và miền Tây Nam Bộ vẫn chưa thôi lận đận sau 2 năm trễ hạn. Vốn vay không kịp nhận hết, dự án phát sinh nhiều khiếu nại, nợ nần và đường chưa biết bao giờ mới xong!

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Dự án cao tốc Bến Lức – Long Thành đã 2 lần gia hạn thời gian hoàn thành. Ngân hàng Phát triển châu Á – ADB cho vay 636 triệu USD làm dự án này. Hiệp định vay lần 1 trị giá 350 triệu USD đã hết hạn vay vào ngày 30-6-2019, dự án đã mất khoản tiền vay trị giá khoảng 170 triệu USD chưa kịp nhận. Tiếp tục đọc “Cao tốc ngàn tỉ Bến Lức – Long Thành, bao giờ dân được đi?”

Vietnam Airlines wants $500 mln government bailout

By Anh Tu   VnExpress July 14, 2020 | 03:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam Airlines wants $500 mln government bailout

A Vietnam Airlines aircraft at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Photo by Shutterstock/Cesare Palma.

Vietnam Airlines is seeking an urgent VND12 trillion ($518 million) bailout from the government as the coronavirus continues to hit its revenues.

It is likely to report a loss of VND13 trillion ($561 million) this year, with revenues falling by half from last year to around VND50 trillion ($2.2 billion), CEO Duong Tri Thanh said at a meeting on Monday.

It has stopped all regular international flights since April when it operated only four domestic flights a day on average.

In June the number of passengers rose to 84 percent of the number a year earlier. “Since 1975 there has never been fewer flights in Vietnam’s skies,” he said, referring to the year the Vietnam War ended.

He expected the domestic market to recover to pre-pandemic levels only by the end of 2021, and the international market a year later.

Government advisors said at the meeting that other options to rescue the airline include issuing more shares to existing shareholders or allowing investment by sovereign fund State Capital Investment Corporation.

One of them, Nguyen Dinh Cung, said many other governments have bailed out airlines and Vietnam should do the same.

Thanh said Vietnam Airlines has taken up the issue of funding with All Nippon Airways, which owns a 8.6 percent stake in it, but since the Japanese carrier is also in trouble it cannot provide loans now.

In Vietnam, the aviation industry has been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines served 14.6 million passengers in the first six months, down 46 percent year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office.

Vehicles providing transport services will have yellow licence plates

Update: July, 11/2020 – 08:25 VNS

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Taxi is one of the transport vehicles that must change from white licence plates to yellow ones. — Photo vov.vn

HÀ NỘI — All vehicles providing cargo and passenger transportation services must change from white licence plates to yellow ones with black letters and numbers from August 1, according to the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security. Tiếp tục đọc “Vehicles providing transport services will have yellow licence plates”

Vietnam blocks new airlines until 2022 despite market duopoly

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Hanoi prioritizes existing carriers Vietnam Air and VietJet

A Jetstar Pacific plane at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi: Qantas Airways plans to sell its stake in the carrier to joint venture partner Vietnam Airlines.   © Reuters

HANOI — Vietnam plans to freeze approval for new entries to the airline industry until 2022, a move that threatens to solidify the virtual duopoly already in place.

The chilled business climate caused by the novel coronavirus makes supporting existing airlines the top priority, Transport Minister Nguyen Van The said.

Currently five commercial airlines operate within Vietnam, but two top players dominate the market. With Australia’s Qantas Airways offloading its 30% stake in Jetstar Pacific, a joint venture with Vietnam Airlines, the state’s move to block additional competition has raised concerns about higher ticket prices. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam blocks new airlines until 2022 despite market duopoly”

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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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”