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An outright motorcycle ban makes no sense

The HCMC government is expected to convene a meeting next week to discuss a plan on banning motorcycles in the downtown area, after a study to this effect has been completed and handed over to the city by the Transport Development and Strategy Institute under the Ministry of Transport.  The plan, with an aim to ease traffic congestion and fight ... Read More »

Hanoi's first skytrain to conduct trial run in September

According the Ministry of Transport’s railway project management, Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated train, the first of its kind in Hanoi city, will undergo a test run on the whole system on September 20.  Cat Linh – Ha Dong elevated train to undergo a trial on the whole system in September.  At present, Cat Linh – Ha Dong railway project has ... Read More »

Head of Cư M’gar District forest protection division prosecuted

VietNamNet Bridge – The People’s Procuracy of Dak Nong Province has begun criminal proceedings against Bui Van Khang for abusing position and power while performing duties in the case relating to Phan Huu Phuong (also known as Moustache Phuong).  Cư M’gar District Forest Protection Division where Bùi Văn Khang acts as the head. — Photo Khang, 54, who resides ... Read More »

$58b for North-South high speed train: consultants

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s first-ever high speed train running from Hanoi to HCM City is projected to cost more than US$58 billion, project consultants unveiled on Tuesday. Vietnam’s first-ever high speed train running from Hanoi to HCM City is projected to cost more than US$58 billion, project consultants unveiled on Tuesday.–  Photo In a report on the feasibility of ... Read More »

Large amounts of drugs seized in Quang Tri, Nghe An

VietNamNet Bridge – Border guards in central Quang Tri Province on Tuesday arrested a Lao man carrying 65,800 methamphetamine pills from Laos to Vietnam. The man was named as Liep Latsavong, 19, residing in the Lao province of Savannakhet. Liep Latsavong was caught while transporting the pills, which were contained in 329 bags. — VNA/VNS Photo Latsavong was apprehended while ... Read More »

Viet Tri leader detained for wrongdoing in land management

VietNamNet Bridge – Police in the northern province of Phu Tho’s Viet Tri City issued a decision to prosecute the deputy chairman of city People’s Committee for wrongdoing related to land use management in the locality. Le Sy Hong, deputy chairman of Viet Tri City People’s Committee in Phu Tho Province, is detained for prosecution of wrongdoing related to management ... Read More »

Vietnam develops vaccines for human diseases

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is striving towards producing its own vaccines that can rival foreign ones both in terms of quality and costs by 2020, deputy health minister Nguyen Thanh Long said. Scientists conduct researches on vaccine in an institute in HCM City. Experts believe that vaccines have been effective in preventing and curing many diseases in Vietnam during the ... Read More »

Dien Bien authorities accuse ACV of high fares

The Aviation Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) has been told to address high fares and number of delayed flights on the Dien Bien-Hanoi route by the Dien Bien People’s Committee.      Dien Bien Phu Airport In Dien Bien Phu Airport report to the prime minister, Dien Bien People’s Committee concluded that the Ministry of Transport, ACV, and Vietnam Air ... Read More »

Ministry asks for tightened security on Cat Linh- Ha Dong elevated railway

The Ministry of Transport on Monday requested the Railway Project Management Board strengthen oversight to ensure safety and security on the Cat Linh- Ha Dong elevated railway. Cat Linh- Ha Dong elevated railway will have a trial run next month. The move was made after materials and equipment reportedly stolen from stations and depots of the railway project. Since August ... Read More »

Hanoi flag-makers contract football fever

Some workshops in Hanoi’s outlying district of Thuong Tin have been busy making national flags and banners to meet demand for Independence Day on September 2, as well as for Vietnamese football fans as U23 team qualified for the ASIAD semi-finals.       The workshop owned by Nguyen Quang Phuc Nguyen Quang Phuc’s workshop can produce some thousands of products ... Read More »