Nhan Dan – Construction of the three railroad flyovers in central Da Nang city and Quang Ngai province began yesterday following an urgent order from the Prime Minister.
The three flyovers, estimated to cost a total of over VND895 billion (US$43 million) are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013, aiming to reduce the number of traffic accidents at level crossings.
In Da Nang, the railroad flyover in Lien Chieu district is 145 metres long, 11 metres wide and will be able to carry vehicles to the speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour.
Vietnam has launched other road safety projects aimed to reduce casualty numbers, including three underpasses, 94 kilomtres of feeder roads and safety barriers along railroads in 28 provinces and cities.
Construction of the Tan Nam-Mon Chay bridge over the Vam Co Dong river in the southwestern province of Tay Ninh began on April 2 in a joint effort to make it easier for people living along the border between Vietnam and Cambodia to travel, trade and increase their business opportunities. The project, including 77.28m-long and 8m-wide bridge and a 1.5km road section connecting to the province's border belt, has a total investment of 44 billion VND (2.2 million USD). The bridge is located in Tan Nam village in Tan Binh commune, Tan Bien district, spanning across the river to Cambodia's…... [read more]
A delegation of Israeli doctors has arrived in Vietnam to give free medical check-ups to residents of the central province of Quang Binh May 13-18. The week of free check-ups is part of a program to mark the 59th anniversary of Israel's National Day, Israeli Ambassador Effie Ben-Matityau said. The 80-member delegation, including 20 doctors, will also present gifts such as medicine, rice, pigs, clothes, books and toys worth VND750 million (US$46,892) to poor households in seven communes in Minh Hoa district. Source: VNA... [read more]
A major river system in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam is being devastated by hydropower and sand exploitation operations, putting the welfare of local residents in serious jeopardy. Vu Gia- Thu Bon, one of central Vietnam’s largest river systems, is being overwhelmed by the 40 hydro-electric dams in its upstream areas. The situation is equally grave downstream, where aggressive sand mining activities are ravaging the river’s ecosystem. The sand mines dotting the two rivers are surrounded by dozens of barges working endlessly at full capacity. One of these…... [read more]
The finding was made following a thorough inspection of 70 such small- and medium-sized constructions in 43 mountainous communes of Thanh Hoa by the provincial People’s Council. Between 2010 and 2016, 95 small and medium irrigation works were built in the mountainous areas, including one reservoir, 23 weirs, 31 pumping stations and 40 canals. These buildings cost a total of VND365 billion (US$16.08 million) in development capital. A further VND651 billion ($28.68 million) was spent on repairs and upgrades of 303 other irrigation systems. However, over 40% of these buildings…... [read more]
Transimex Corporation launches the first cold storage in Da Nang city (Photo: VNA) Da Nang (VNS/VNA) - The Transimex Joint Stock Corporation, listed in the HCM City Securities Exchange as TMS, officially put into operation its first international-standard cold/chilled storage unit at its logistics centre in Hoa Cam Industrial Zone (IZ) on August 3Thursday. General Director of Transimex Le Duy Hiep said the frozen storage, which covers a 1,500sq.m area with a capacity cargo load of 2,000 tonnes, aims to provide local and foreign direct investment (FDI) operatives in the central and Central Highlands region a high…... [read more]
General Director of Transimex Le Duy Hiep said the frozen storage, which covers a 1,500sq.m area with a capacity cargo load of 2,000 tonnes, aims to provide local and foreign direct investment (FDI) operatives in the central and Central Highlands region a high quality warehouse service for worldwide exports. Hiep said the number of international standard cold/chilled storage remains deficient compared with the volume of farm produce and seafood shipments in the central and Central Highlands region. The tailor-made SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) storage, which was built with an investment of 20 billion VND (885,000 USD), will…... [read more]
A typhoon tore a destructive path across central Vietnam on Friday, flooding hundreds of thousands of homes, whipping off roofs and knocking out power in the country's most powerful storm in years. Five people were killed, more than 5,000 houses were submerged, 19 collapsed and nearly 24,000 houses in Ha Tinh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces were damaged, the disaster agency said in a report. Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces bore the brunt of Typhoon Doksuri and power cuts were widespread after winds brought down or damaged thousands of electricity poles, trees and billboards. A television tower…... [read more]
A typhoon tore a destructive path across central Vietnam on Friday, flooding hundreds of thousands of homes, whipping off roofs and knocking out power in the country's most powerful storm in years. Eight people were killed, more than 5,000 houses were submerged, 19 collapsed and nearly 24,000 houses in Ha Tinh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces were damaged, the disaster agency said in a report. Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces bore the brunt of Typhoon Doksuri and power cuts were widespread after winds brought down or damaged thousands of electricity poles, trees and billboards. A television tower…... [read more]
A private high school in central Vietnam has had over half its classrooms shuttered by a local bank after failing to pay loans worth US$2.64 million. Twenty-four out of 46 classrooms at Hue Star Middle and High School in Phu Vang District, Thua Thien-Hue Province have been sealed since mid-July, its headmaster Ve Van Lam confirmed on Thursday. The school, privately owned by Hue Star Education Systems (HSES), was established in 2008 to provide elementary and secondary education for students in the central province. Pham Ba Nam, director of a local Vietnam Bank for Industry and…... [read more]
NDO - An economic forum was held on September 25 in Da Nang, bringing together the leaders from nine coastal provinces in central Vietnam to discuss the measures needed to bolster economic growth in one of the country’s poorest regions. In his address, Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue stated that the central region can play the most significant role in developing the Vietnamese marine economy but remains poor despite its great potential. He pointed out that the provinces in the region remain locked in localism and have failed to forge links with each other, thereby undermining their advantages and those…... [read more]