Six high-quality trains to operate on North-South route

The low-cost carrier, Thai AirAsia reported it would operate a direct route linking Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Phuket with a daily flight starting December 3rd. The operation of the direct route aims to meet the travel demands of businessmen and tourists between Vietnam and Thailand. As scheduled, Thai AirAsia daily flights will depart at 9.40 pm and fly to Tan Son Nhat Airport at 9.10 pm. One-way ticket from HCMC to Phuket costs USD25 (equivalence to VND450,000.) Director of Thai AirAsia, Tassapon Bijleveld, said that the number of Thai tourists to Vietnam accounts for 40% of its flights…... [read more]

The route will be operated by Laos Airlines frommid-April (during Laos ’s traditional Tet holiday), with threeflights per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, using a ATR-72aircraft. The passengers being targeted are mostly theVietnamese community in Savannakhet, tourists and visitors fromVientiane in Laos , Bangkok and the North-East of Thailand-VNA... [read more]

The new route is the carrier's third, in addition to the Ha Noi - HCM City and HCM City - Da Nang routes. Another carrier, Air Mekong officially opened a direct air route between Ha Noi and Con Dao May 20, with nine flights a week. The new route is expected to meet increasing demand of tourists fromnorthern localities to travel to the historical, southern island duringthe summer, the airline said.-VNA... [read more]

A commercial sea transport route from the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang to Con Dao islands was launched on July 14 with the first ship setting sail from Tran De sea mouth at 8:30 am. The trip, operated by the Superdong – Kien Giang Speedboat Corporation, reached Con Dao’s Ben Dam port in 2 hours and a half.The two-storey Superdong vessel is capable of accommodating 306 passengers and runs at an average speed of 26 nautical miles per hour.As from July 14, there will be one roundtrip on the route every day, with boat departing from at 8 am…... [read more]

Complaints of a foul smell being emitted from Japanese toilets using a water-free method of treating human waste have been made by passengers and train attendants since their installation in 2013, according to Phan Huy Giang, vice president of Hanoi Rail Company.The toilets were installed in October 2013 as part of a pilot project by Vietnam Railways to install waste treatment systems on Vietnamese trains rather than directly dumping the waste into the environment. The VND200 billion (US$8.93 million) project involved installing both domestically produced and imported waste treatment systems from Japan and the US on 823 train carriages.The government…... [read more]

Earlier on November 25, VNR and China Railway (CR) jointly held a ceremony to welcome the container block train at Dong Dang Station in Vietnam's northern province of Lang Son.The train departed from Huanggang Station in Nanchang city, Jiangxi province, China, on November 22 and arrived at the Yen Vien Station in Hanoi on November 25.The train includes 33 containers of 40 feet in length, carrying Chinese goods exported to Vietnam such as office furniture, food and car spare parts, among others.After arriving Vietnam, the train will travel back to China carrying Vietnamese goods exported to China, such as agricultural…... [read more]

HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly (NA) will decide the fate of a future high-speed railway in Việt Nam in 2019 after the transport ministry completes a project report, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said this week. In response to a question posed by Bình Định Province NA deputy Lê Công Nhường on when the Ministry of Transport would finally submit its plan on a north-south high speed railway (HSR) to the NA for consideration, PM Phúc said that it would take two years for the ministry to complete the work. Although the 12th NA had previously refused to vote…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – The National Assembly (NA) will decide the fate of a future high-speed railway in Viet Nam in 2019 after the transport ministry completes a project report, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said this week.In response to a question posed by Binh Dinh Province NA deputy Le Cong Nhuong on when the Ministry of Transport would finally submit its plan on a north-south high speed railway (HSR) to the NA for consideration, PM Phuc said that it would take two years for the ministry to complete the work.Although the 12th NA had previously refused to vote on investment…... [read more]

Previously, Vietjet also launched the first flight of Ho Chi Minh City-Chiang Mai (Thailand) route, which pleased both passengers and onlookers.Both new routes will serve the travel demands of local people and tourists alike while helping to promote trade and integration in the region. At the ceremony. (Photo: baodautu.vn) The ceremony saw the participation of Manopchai Vongphakdi, Thai Ambassador to Vietnam, the leadership of the Aviation Administration of Vietnam, leaders of the Culture, Sport and Tourism Department of Ho Chi Minh City as well as industrial leaders of Vietnam and Thailand. On the inaugural flight, passengers were delighted to receive…... [read more]

Hanoi’s metro route No. 2 will have a total length of 11.5km, of which, 8.5km will run underground along the Old Quarter, according to the Hanoi Planning and Architecture Department. The line will run through Hang Giay, Hang Duong, Hang Ngang and Hang Dao streets and Hoan Kiem areas; with the rest of the line elevated. The metro will start from the Nam Thang Long area, run through streets such as Hoang Quang Viet, Thuy Khue, Phan Dinh Phung, Hang Giay and Hang Duong and then link Tran Dung Dao Street. It will have 10 stations, including seven underground and…... [read more]