The map shows the Tuyen Quang-Phu Tho Expressway (blue line). The expressway will be built after three years of delay (Photo: vnexpress.net) Hanoi (VNA) - The Government has approved the construction of an expressway connecting the northern provinces of Tuyen Quang and Phu Tho under the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) format after three years of delays. The expressway with 40.2km long, including 11km of road will be built in Tuyen Quang province and the rest in Phu Tho province. It will start in Tuyen Quang province's Tuyen Quang city and end at Phu Tho province's Phu Tho township. The expressway will link with the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway. The four-lane road is designed with the speed of 80kph. The project is implemented under the public-private partnership model with a total investment of more than 3.2 trillion VND (138 million USD). It is expected to meet the increasing transport demand and reduce traffic congestion on the National Highway No. 2, shorten travelling time between … [Read more...] about Government approves Tuyen Quang-Phu Tho expressway project
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The opening of the Bac Giang – Lang son expressway project shorten the time of traveling from Hanoi to Lang son from 3.5 hours down to 2.5 hours. (Photo: Viet Hung/VietnamPlus) - Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on September 29 afternoon officially ordered the technical opening of the Bac Giang – Lang son expressway project. The Bac Giang – Lang son expressway project officially got the technical opening on September 29 afternoon, shortening the time of traveling from Hanoi to Lang Son from 3.5 hours to about 2.5 hours compared to the old Highway 1. According to Ho Minh Hoang, President of the Deo Ca Group, the Bac Giang – Lang son expressway project was started in 2015. However, investors of that stage were poor in resources and management ability and, as a result, the pace was nearly 2 years slower (by June 2017, the Highway 1 segment was only 13 percent of the output and the expressway segment was not implemented). The top investor of the stage … [Read more...] about Deputy PM orders technical opening of Bac Giang – Lang Son expressway
A container is loaded at Chu Lai Port in Quang Nam Province. Vietnam lacks a well-connected logistics network which can boost agricultural product trade and export. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Despite being considered as the driving force of Vietnam’s economic growth, agriculture has been held back by an incomplete logistics system which fails to ensure quality and connect farms with markets, according to Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Vietnam has recently opened its doors for agricultural products to be exported to the international markets, yet struggled to win over customers and couldn’t compete with products from other countries in terms of quality and price due to drawbacks of the existing logistics system. Most small- and medium-sized enterprises fail to afford the cost of logistics services. According to Vietnam Association of Logistics Services Enterprises, the expenses for storing and transporting agricultural products account … [Read more...] about Poor logistics system hinders agricultural products’ trade
The entries should concentrate on the Party’s guidelines and the State’s policies and law on traffic culture, and urgent solutions to road, railway, domestic waterway, marine navigation and aviation traffic safety. Articles could be interviews, commentaries, reportages, and more posted on printed and online newspapers from January 1 to November 15 this year. At the press conference. (Source: VOV) Entries should be sent to the organizers before 16:30 on November 15. The awarding ceremony is planned to take place in December to confer one special, two first, five second, 10 third and 15 consolation prizes on the winners. Such awards aim to raise quality of information dissemination on traffic safety in press publications in order to raise the public’s awareness of traffic safety. Translated by Mai Huong … [Read more...] about Press awards on traffic safety launched
I knew instantly that I would never see it. Three months after Christmas, I was still waiting for a postcard sent by my mum. As my eldest brother noted over the phone, there was a little bit of Christmas cash tucked inside for me. Considering that the Vietnamese postal system has always opened every single letter and parcel I’ve ever received, I knew the money would be taken. Although I hoped I’d at least receive the card, minus the cash, it never came. Among the banes of living in Vietnam, the postal service is a regular annoyance. Mind you, I was amazed seven years ago to get a parcel from my mum with all the great candy she sent still intact despite a horrid sticky-tape repair job on the box. Even my motorbike guy can plug a hole better than that. Maybe it’s because the postal service here is just too busy. I’m not surprised that the forests are disappearing...the amount of paperwork here can be surreal sometimes. Want a job in Vietnam? A work … [Read more...] about Written from Vietnam: It’s in the mail!