Mekong Delta needs $4bn for transport infrastructure

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Mekong Delta needs $4bn for transport infrastructure

The Transport Development and Strategy Institute under the Ministry of Transport (MoT) has recently proposed mobilizing over VND91 trillion ($4 billion) to develop infrastructure and logistics systems in the Mekong Delta during the 2016-2020 period.

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Vietnam seeks support for 'maritime freedom'

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Vietnam seeks support for 'maritime freedom'

France and other countries should help to keep the peace in the disputed East Vietnam Sea, Vietnam's president told AFP Wednesday, as unease grows over China's increasingly muscular approach in the key waterway.

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Fireworks set to sparkle in Ho Chi Minh City on Vietnam’s National Day

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Fireworks set to sparkle in Ho Chi Minh City on Vietnam’s National Day

Ho Chi Minh City will host fireworks displays to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day on September 2.

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Wetland accretion exacerbates tidal flooding in Ho Chi Minh City: expert

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A Vietnamese scientist is blaming human interference along the banks of a major river in Ho Chi Minh City for rising water levels.

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WB helps Mekong improve transport

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WB helps Mekong improve transport

VGP - All four packages of the World Bank-funded Mekong Delta Transport Infrastructure Development Project, also known as WB5, have been completed.

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Waterway tourism remains underdeveloped in HCM City

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Waterway tourism remains underdeveloped in HCM City

Despite having a 1,000-km long network of canals and rivers, HCM City has developed its waterway tourism slowly in recent years, with only a few tours now operating.

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Cà Mau to prioritise key traffic projects

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Ca Mau to prioritise key traffic projects

The traffic sector would prioritise projects of overriding importance to further the province’s socio-economic development, a local official said.

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Oil and shipping markets on edge after South China Sea ruling

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Oil and shipping markets on edge after South China Sea ruling

Global oil and shipping markets reacted nervously on Tuesday after an international arbitration court ruled against Beijing's claims across large swathes of the South China Sea, fuelling geopolitical tensions in the vital waterway.

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Boats on West Lake to be inspected

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Boats on West Lake to be inspected

Hà Nội will set up an inter-sector team to inspect the business operations and the safety of boats and floating houses on West Lake by next month, Vũ Văn Viện, the city’s Transport Department director said.

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Vietnam to fine waterway passengers wearing no life jackets

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Vietnam to fine waterway passengers wearing no life jackets

Starting from July, passengers aboard ferries and boats in Vietnam who fail to put on life jackets will be fined between VND100,000 (US$4.5) and VND200,000 ($9).

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Nearly 200 railway bridges at high risk

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Nearly 200 railway bridges at high risk

About 180 railway bridges across the country are in need of urgent repairs to ensure traffic safety, according to Vietnam Railways (VNR).

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Transport industry yields US$91.46 million from non-core divestments

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Transport reported that it has divested state capital from five corporations as per instruction by the Prime Minister and yielded VND2,039 billion (US$91.46 million).

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Coast Guard rescues tourists stranded on Co To Island

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Coast Guard rescues tourists stranded on Co To Island

More than 2,000 tourists, stranded on Co To Island, off the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh, due to bad weather, were transported to the mainland June 16, says the Island People’s Committee.

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Thousands stranded on Co To Island because of bad weather

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Thousands stranded on Co To Island because of bad weather

More than 2,000 tourists have been stranded on Co To Island in Quang Ninh Province due to bad weather from June 14 to 15.

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China’s South China Sea meeting with ASEAN ends in confusion

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China’s South China Sea meeting with ASEAN ends in confusion

A meeting in China involving foreign ministers from Southeast Asian nations over the South China Sea has ended in confusion after Malaysia released and then retracted a joint statement that expressed “serious concerns” over developments in the disputed waterway.

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