Environment

New drainage system to be installed in HN

Hanoi will install new underground drainage systems in 44 streets in seven inner-city districts from now till the end of next year, said Pham Van Cuong, director of the Hanoi Drainage Project Management Board.
Society

New work hours cause headaches

More than 2 million residents in the capital city started their new work hours on Feb. 1 following a Government decision to stagger start times in a bid to ease traffic congestion during rush hour. But the new daily routines are causing headaches for many students and workers.
Society

Germans advise on traffic lights

A team of local and foreign scientists at the Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre at the Vietnamese–German University is developing new road traffic signals that will help improve traffic flow and safety on the country's roads.
Society

PM calls for greater road safety measures

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked transport agencies and local authorities to take drastic measures to improve traffic safety during the rest of the year, a time when the death toll on the road usually increases.
Society

Traffic, transport forum to open

Viet Transport 2010, the third International Land Transport Infrastructure Exhibition and Conference, will start in Hanoi on Nov. 4.
Society

Underwater tunnel takes shape

The first of the four reinforced-concrete segments was anchored at the construction site of the Thu Thiem Tunnel on the Sai Gon River on Mar. 7.
Business

Three trillion VND for expanding southern traffic artery

A contract on the expansion of the National Highway 51 worth 3.3 trillion VND (184.8 million USD) was signed in Hanoi on Nov. 12 by the Vietnam Road Department and the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau Expressway Development Joint Stock Co (BVEC).