JICA helps Da Nang map out development strategy

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has helped the central city of Da Nang design an integrated development strategy for the city and its neighbouring areas. Photo: danang The Steering Committee of the Integrated Development Strategy for Da Nang City and its Neighbouring Areas (Dacriss) held its 6th meeting in Da Nang on June 16 to hear reports by Dacriss research group. Dacriss, a technical project under the Japanese Government's official development assistance programme, gave … [Read more...]

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Japan helps Da Nang map out development strategy

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has helped the central city of Da Nang design an integrated development strategy for Da Nang city and its neighbouring areas. The Steering Committee of the Integrated Development Strategy for Da Nang City and its Neighbouring Areas (Dacriss) held its 6 th meeting in Da Nang on June 16 to hear reports by Dacriss research group. Dacriss, a technical project under the Japanese Government's official development assistance programme, gave out … [Read more...]

New railline discussed

The Steering Committee of the Integrated Development Strategy for DanangCity and Its Neighboring Areas (Dacriss) held its third meeting under the co-presidency of the Danang People's Committee and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). According to JICA, along with the Danang-Quang Ngai Highway being considered for investment by the Vietnamese government, the project to upgrade the railway connecting Danang and Hue must also be researched and considered in the coming time. (From … [Read more...]

JICA to continue to support Danang

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On 7 August, vice-chairman of the Danang People's Committee Van Huu Chien met with Mr. Motonori Tsuno, chief-representative of the office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Viet Nam to discuss cooperative relạtions between Danang and JICA in the coming time. Mr. Motonori reported that the Integrated Development Strategy for DanangCity and Its Neighboring Areas (DACRISS) sponsored by JICA is making good progress thanks to the close cooperation of related agencies and … [Read more...]

Suggestions for development strategies for key central economic region

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On 16 June, the Steering Committee of the Integrated Development Strategy for DanangCity and Its Neighboring Areas (Dacriss) held its third meeting under the co-presidency of vice-chairman of the Danang People's Committee Van Huu Chien and Mr. Yoshifumi Omura, senior representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Representatives of the consultancy board and research team of JICA, the World Bank, research institutes, People's Committees of Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang … [Read more...]

Maximum speed hiked to 120kph on expressway in southern Vietnam

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Vehicles will be allowed to travel at up to 120kph on the Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway next month, a 20 percent rise from the current limit, the road's management agency has announced.>> Vietnam's longest expressway opens, cutting Hanoi-Lao Cai travel time in half >> Expressway cutting Ho Chi Minh City-Vung Tau travel time opens to traffic After securing approval from the Ministry of Transport, the Vietnam Expressway Services Engineering Joint Stock Company, which manages … [Read more...]

Vietnam: Most favoured partner of Japan

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(VOV) - Vietnam has retained its status as Japan's second largest partner in terms of information technology since 2012 and the most favoured partner of Japanese businesses, according to the latest Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) report. The report said a recent survey of 30 Vietnam IT businesses showed that 89.30% of them have cooperated with Japanese partners in doing software. Nguyen Ich Vinh, General Director of Tinhvan Outsourcing Company said two major issues that Vietnam needs to … [Read more...]

VN, Japan’s IT second largest partner

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VGP - Viet Nam has maintained its status as Japan's second largest partner in terms of information technology since 2012 and the most favorite partner of Japanese businesses, according to the latest Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA)'s report. The report said up to 31.5% of surveyed Japanese businesses selected Viet Nam while 20.6% favored India and 16.7% chose China. … [Read more...]

Japanese ODA flows into transport projects

The transport sector has received the largest share of Japan 's official development assistance (ODA) loans to Vietnam over the past more than 20 years. Statistics for the 1992-2012 period show that ODA funds to Vietnam totalled 2.1 trillion JPY, with the transport sector receiving 43 percent, followed by environment and health with 15 percent, mining with 3 percent, and agriculture-forestry-fishery with 2 percent. Mori Mutsuya, Representative Chief of the Japan International Cooperation … [Read more...]

Construction of Thanh Tri bridge-Highway 5 intersection begins

(VOV) - Transport Minister Dinh La Thanh kick-started the construction of the intersection between Thanh Tri bridge and National Highway No 5 in Hanoi on October 19. The VND800 billion bidding package has been implemented under an ODA loan agreement sourced by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony, Minister Thang highlighted concerted efforts by the project management board, contractors and design units to implement the project smoothly. To … [Read more...]

Thanh Tri bridge-Highway 5 intersection begins construction

(VOV) - Transport Minister Dinh La Thanh kick-started the construction of the intersection between Thanh Tri bridge and National Highway No 5 in Hanoi on October 19. The VND800 billion bidding package has been implemented under an ODA loan agreement sourced by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony, Minister Thang highlighted concerted efforts by the project management board, contractors and design units to implement the project smoothly. To … [Read more...]

Thanh Tri bridge-Highway 5 interchange begins construction

(VOV) - Transport Minister Dinh La Thang kick-started the construction of the interchange between Thanh Tri bridge and National Highway No 5 in Hanoi on October 19. The VND800 billion bidding package has been implemented under an ODA loan agreement sourced by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony, Minister Thang highlighted concerted efforts by the project management board, contractors and design units to implement the project smoothly. To … [Read more...]

PM Shinzo Abe: Vietnam plays important role in Japan’s external policies

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(VOVworld) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reiterated Vietnam's importance in Japan's external policies. At a meeting with visiting Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday, the Japanese Prime Minister pledged more efforts to boost bilteral cooperative programs, including those on judicial reform, trade, agriculture, and support industry. Abe expressed his hope to further strengthen people-to-people exchanges with Vietnam through simplifying visa procedures, and sending … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Japan should work together for regional peace

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has suggested to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Vietnam and Japan should coordinated closely to help maintain peace, stability and development in the region in the context of rapid and complicated changes in the regional and world situation. The Deputy PM said this during a meeting with the Japanese PM on October 10 as part of his ongoing visit to Japan, proposing that the two countries continue to enhance cooperation on national defence and … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Japan should work together for regional peace: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has suggested to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Vietnam and Japan should coordinated closely to help maintain peace, stability and development in the region in the context of rapid and complicated changes in the regional and world situation. The Deputy PM said this during a meeting with the Japanese PM on October 10 as part of his ongoing visit to Japan, proposing that the two countries continue to enhance cooperation on national defence and … [Read more...]

NA wants more efficient climate change fight

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HA NOI (VNS) - There is considerable overlap in the nation's climate change and green growth policies, and the country needs to better prioritise funding in implementing them, the National Assembly Standing Committee said yesterday. … [Read more...]

CAAV proposes two more ‘golden’ air routes

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VietNamNet Bridge - The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has designed two one-way routes between Hanoi and HCM City to shorten the flying time.'Golden air route' via Laos, Cambodia saves only five minutes: CAAV According to CAAV's report to the Ministry of Transport, there will be two one-way routes for the Hanoi-HCM City and HCM CIty-Hanoi flight path, which will run in parallel. … [Read more...]

Ha Noi – Ho Chi Minh City straight air route to be decided this month

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) this month will decide whether a straight air route linking Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city over the Lao and Cambodian airspaces will be operated or not, Deputy Minister Nguyen Hong Truong has said.

At a press briefing on the ministry's Q3 plan in Hanoi on October 7, Truong said flight simulator (SIM) tests conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) and VietJet Air showed that the proposed new route is 86km shorter than the current one, saving five minutes of flying time and 190kg of fuel. The results were also verified by experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Thailand and Vietnam, he said. Being aware of the potential of the route, dubbed … [Read more...]

HN-HCM City straight air route to be decided this month

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) this month will decide whether a straight air route linking Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City over the Lao and Cambodian airspaces will be operated or not, Deputy Minister Nguyen Hong Truong has said. At a press briefing on the ministry's Q3 plan in Hanoi on October 7, Truong said flight simulator (SIM) tests conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) and VietJet Air showed that the proposed new route is 86km shorter than the current one, saving five … [Read more...]

First bus route to pilot e-tickets in Hanoi

JICA introducing bus smart card technology

PANO - The Hanoi Department of Transportation and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), on October 6th, opened the first bus route to apply smart cards. Prior to the event, Hanoi handed out 200,000 free bus smart cards. The e-tickets applied to bus route No. 06 (Giap Bat - Cau Gie) are made under the same technology as in Japan, ensuring fast interaction and security. The implementation of the technology is part of the project funded by JICA to improve the effectiveness of the … [Read more...]