Work starts on first metro line in Hanoi Society

Work starts on first metro line in Hanoi

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on September 25 ordered the start of construction of a light metro line linking Nhon in Hanoi’s Tu liem suburban district and the Hanoi railway station in the inner district of Hoan Kiem.

Hanoi to start urban railway construction

Construction will begin on Sept. 22 on a pilot urban railway, running from Nhon in Tu Liem district to Hanoi Railway Station, as part of a largest ever public transport project in Hanoi, said Head of the municipal People’s Committee’s Office Nguyen Thinh Thanh.

Japan invests 12 bln USD to rebuild ASEAN cities

About 400 Japanese enterprises will join the 12 billion USD Smart East Asian Community Initiative by the government to rebuild the cities of the ASEAN member countries, including Vietnam, under a public-private partnership.

Germany helps make Da Nang environmentally-friendly city

The German Organisation for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) will help the central city of Da Nang to become the region’s most environmentally-friendly city in the future through a project entitled “Developing Da Nang – Environmental City”.

Hanoi plans to increase flexible bus routes

Hanoi ’s Department of Transport is planning to increase the number of flexible bus routes, which skip bus stops and bypass traffic jams by taking alternative routes, according to deputy director of the department Nguyen Hoang Linh.

No-Smoking battle wins ground: poll

Findings from a survey released on May 5 revealed that 77 percent of Vietnamese people who had seen anti-smoking material oppose being exposed to second hand smoke in public places.

Plan to replace polluting buses

The HCM City Department of Transportation is mapping out a plan to replace more than half of its bus fleet with "greener" models.

ADB to double annual investment in clean energies

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will double its annual investment in clean energies to 2 billion USD to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and support low-carbon industries in Asia, the ADB office in Hanoi has announced.