La Ngoc Khue, former Deputy Minister of Transport, said that a slower train is a far better option for the country at present, instead of the superfast train that comes with a very heavy budget burden. Khue said that a train speed of 350 kilometers per hour as proposed by the Ministry of Transport (MoT) is redundant. "As the TEDI-TRICC-TEDISOUTH consultancy consortium has estimated, actual demand in 2050 would only meet 40 percent of its capacity of 364,000 people a day. This means 60 percent of seats will not be occupied, while no cargo will be transported, a huge waste of capacity," he told VnExpress. Railways should have the capacity to transport cargo, he said. The World Bank has noted that Vietnam’s logistics cost accounts for 21 percent of its GDP, twice that of Thailand. The main reason is that Vietnam is far too dependent on roads while existing railway routes carry a small fraction of the total volume, Khue noted. "Both China and Japan own the … [Read more...] about A 350 kph train is fast, but where will it get Vietnam?
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The Hanoitimes - US chemical firms, including Monsanto should be responsible for Vietnamese Agent Orange victims. Vietnam demands Monsanto compensate Agent Orange victims US trial on Monsanto sparks hope to Vietnam's AO victims “Where is the justice for Vietnamese victims who are being destroyed every day by the toxic chemical?” – a Vietnamese association has questioned US courts for ignoring those of US Agent Orange chemical warfare. Vietnamese AO victims defend for justice. Photo: AFP Vietnam is again seeking justice for the victims of Agent Orange (AO), inspired by the multimillion-dollar verdicts against Monsanto in California. The biotech firm had supplied the US military with the chemical during the Vietnam War, the RT has reported. The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA) has logged a letter to a US court asking it to restart a class-action lawsuit by AO victims against American chemical firms, including Monsanto, which … [Read more...] about “Where is justice?” Vietnam asks US chemical firms to take responsibility
VietNamNet Bridge - Private universities in the past were often considered inferior to state-owned schools, but that image has changed in recent years. There are 66 private schools out of 235 universities Nationwide, there are 66 private schools out of total 235 universities with 243,000 students, accounting for 14 percent of total students. The private universities have been developing rapidly in the last 30 years, since the day the government began calling for private investment in the educational sector. Nationwide, there are 66 private schools out of total 235 universities with 243,000 students, accounting for 14 percent of total students. The private universities have been developing rapidly in the last 30 years, since the day the government began calling for private investment in the educational sector. At a conference held 10 years ago, the picture was gloomy, however. The schools had poor facilities, a low number of lecturers, and difficulties in … [Read more...] about Private universities’ status is changing as standards go up
The city's culture department has announced that six of the venues will shoot fireworks at high altitudes, and the rest at lower heights. The six high-altitude venues are: the Sword Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Lac Long Quan Flower Garden in Tay Ho District, My Dinh Stadium in Nam Tu Liem District, Thong Nhat Park in Hai Ba Trung District, Van Quan Lake in Ha Dong District, and Son Tay Ancient Citadel on the outskirts Son Tay District. The 24 other venues are: Ngoc Khanh Lake in Ba Dinh District, Den Lu Lake in Hoang Mai District, Vincom Mega Mall in Long Bien District, Hoang Cau Lake in Dong Da District, Cau Giay Park in Cau Giay District, Nhan Chinh Lake in Thanh Xuan District, Pheo Lake in Bac Tu Liem District, an urban area in Gia Lam District’s Trau Quy Town, Me Linh District People’s Committee, Ba Vi District’s Quang Oai Stadium, and Thanh Tri District’s sports and culture center. Each fireworks display will last 15 minutes starting as the clock hits … [Read more...] about 30 places where Hanoi will set off Tet fireworks
Scene of the accident in Bến Lức District of Long An Province.— Photo thanhnien.vn HCM CITY — It may have only been five seconds long, but the video clip that went viral of a truck smashing into 21 motorbikes has left a permanent scar on those who viewed it. Four people died and 18 needed hospital treated after the crash Bình Nhựt crossroads in Bến Lức District of Long An Province. The driver of the truck, Pham Thanh Hieu tested positive for both alcohol and heroin. He remains in police custody. The accident occurred at an intersection with high density of traffic where cars, trucks, and buses share the lane with motorbikes. According to HCM City’s Transport Department, the inner city has more than 4,000 roads with about 5,000 crossroads. Among 4,200km of roads in the inner city, less than 200km have separate lanes for cars and motorbikes. The other 4,000km have no separation for different types of vehicles. According to … [Read more...] about Seperate lanes may save lives but investment is needed