Railway development plan passed hinh anh 1Hanoi Railway Station. Photo: VNA

The Prime Minister recently approved adjustments to a master plan on railway development through 2020, with a vision toward 2030.

Accordingly, targets have been set for railway transportation to account for up to 4 percent of total passenger demand and up to 5 percent of overall freight demand.

Long-distance and heavy transport as well as railway system connectivity with major sea ports, industrial zones and shared-border nations are considered key priorities.

In addition to upgrading current infrastructure, new high-speed railroads will be built.

Safe, high-quality, efficient and eco-friendly services will continue to be the motto of the sector.-VNA