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Old February 6th, 2007, 04:33 AM   #1
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VIETNAM | Railways

Vietnam will build a $33 bln north-south railway

HANOI, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Vietnam will build a new north-south express railway at an estimated cost of $33 billion with help from Japan -- a project that would cut by two thirds the travelling time between capital Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the government said.

State-run firm Vietnam Railways was allowed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to invest on the 1,630-km (1,010 miles) track, a statement on the government's Web site ( www.vietnam.gov.vn ) late on Monday said.

The track, to be built over a six-year period with a wider gauge of 1,435 mm, will cut the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City travelling time to less than 10 hours, from more than 30 hours now.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 11:10 AM   #2
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Any idea what train they will use?
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Old February 6th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #3
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very damn ambitious project, but hey japan and korean got a lot of money, I heard from bbc.com news that they are the one funding the project with 70% projectile, using japan bullet train technology
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Old February 6th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #4
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High-speed train planned for Vietnam

HANOI: Vietnam plans to build a high-speed railroad with aid from Japan at an estimated cost of $33 billion in a project that would cut travel time by two-thirds between Hanoi in the north and Ho Chi Minh City in the south, the Vietnamese government said.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung gave approval to the state-run Vietnam Railways to invest in the 1,630- kilometer, or 1,010- mile, track, a statement on the government's Web site said Monday.

Dung has assigned Vietnam Railways to work with Japanese experts on a detailed investment plan, the statement said.

Seventy percent of the funding will come from the Vietnamese government, mainly in the form of Japanese official development assistance. Vietnam Railways will raise 30 percent of the cost from loans, Nguyen Huu Bang, director of the railroad company, said.

The train service monopoly does not release profit figures, but its revenues in 2006 rose 13.2 percent from the previous year to 5.3 trillion dong, or $330 million, the Vietnam News reported Tuesday.


apan is the biggest country donor to Vietnam. It has pledged $890 million in aid for the country this year, or 6.5 percent higher than the 2006 level of $835.6 million.

International governments and agencies have pledged a record $4.45 billion in aid to Communist-run Vietnam for this year as the Southeast Asian country seeks to improve its underdeveloped infrastructure.

The railroad, to be built over a six- year period, will reduce the train journey between the capital, Hanoi, and the commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City to less than 10 hours from more than 30 hours.

Trains will be able to travel on the proposed line at speeds of up to 350 kilometers an hour, state-run media said.

Existing train service between the two cities is limited to a single track with a narrow gauge of 1,000 millimeters over 1,726 kilometers. The new line will use a wider gauge, 1,435 millimeters.

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Old February 8th, 2007, 07:26 AM   #5
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HANOI: Vietnam plans to build a high-speed railroad with aid from Japan at an estimated cost of $33 billion in a project that would cut travel time by two-thirds between Hanoi in the north and Ho Chi Minh City in the south, the Vietnamese government said.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung gave approval to the state-run Vietnam Railways to invest in the 1,630- kilometer, or 1,010- mile, track, a statement on the government's Web site said Monday.

Dung has assigned Vietnam Railways to work with Japanese experts on a detailed investment plan, the statement said.

Seventy percent of the funding will come from the Vietnamese government, mainly in the form of Japanese official development assistance. Vietnam Railways will raise 30 percent of the cost from loans, Nguyen Huu Bang, director of the railroad company, said.

The train service monopoly does not release profit figures, but its revenues in 2006 rose 13.2 percent from the previous year to 5.3 trillion dong, or $330 million, the Vietnam News reported Tuesday.


apan is the biggest country donor to Vietnam. It has pledged $890 million in aid for the country this year, or 6.5 percent higher than the 2006 level of $835.6 million.

International governments and agencies have pledged a record $4.45 billion in aid to Communist-run Vietnam for this year as the Southeast Asian country seeks to improve its underdeveloped infrastructure.

The railroad, to be built over a six- year period, will reduce the train journey between the capital, Hanoi, and the commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City to less than 10 hours from more than 30 hours.

Trains will be able to travel on the proposed line at speeds of up to 350 kilometers an hour, state-run media said.

Existing train service between the two cities is limited to a single track with a narrow gauge of 1,000 millimeters over 1,726 kilometers. The new line will use a wider gauge, 1,435 millimeters.
Very impressive. It'd be nice to see it run through to Bangkok.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #6
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^ Given that there is no current rail link between HCM and Phnom Pehn nor PP and Bangkok it would be hard to see HSR being built in this corridor for another 20-30 years.

Of course new narrow guage lines are planned to link these three cities over the next 7 years (as part of the ASEAN/Trans Asia Singapore-Kunming link) but not HSR.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 11:01 AM   #7
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China steps up rail links with Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand

KUNMING, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Yunnan Province has speeded its pace to build four international railways linking Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand, according to an official with the provincial government.

Vice governor of province Qin Guangrong said that the four outbound railways are significant to the transport and economic development of Yunnan province and the three ASEAN countries.

The rails linking Kunming, Yuxi and Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam have been under smooth construction, and are scheduled for completion in 2009.

Qin said that his province will strive to start construction this year for the railway in Mengzi in Yunnan to the Sino-Vietnam border.

The preparatory work of the China-Myanmar railway expansion project has been in full swing.

The preliminary work of building Kunming-Bangkok railway has been launched, which will sharply improve the transport efficiency between the countries.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #8
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Any updates on the proposed Hanoi to Saigon (HCM) north - south line?
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Old August 19th, 2008, 05:25 PM   #9
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VIETNAM TENDER - NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY CONSTRUCTION
8 August 2008
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TI Ref No: 3145617

Bidding Type: International Competitive Bidding

Financier: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan Bank for International Development, North-South Expressway Construction Project

Country: Vietnam

DESCRIPTION

Expressions of Interests are invited for North-South Expressway Construction Project (Ho Chi Minh City-Dau Giay Section).

Part of the proceeds from the JBICs loans will be applied to expenses for the civil works contracts for which this Invitation for prequalification issued.

The Vietnam Expressway Corporation (hereinafter "the Employer") intends to prequalify contractors for the following contracts under the captioned project:

Package 1: from Km 7+500 - Km 11 +000 including viaduct.

Package 2: Long Thanh Bridge from Km 11 +000 - Km 14+100

Package 3: from Km 14+ 100 - Km 23+900 including NH51 Interchange

The Prequalification Document, in the English language, may be purchased by interested Applicants on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of US$100 by cash. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB), JAPAN BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Organisation: VIETNAM EXPRESSWAY CORPORATION (VEC)

Client Address: Ministry of Transport Hamlet No.2 - Llnh Nam Ward, Hoang Mal District, Hanoi, Mr Tran Xuan Sanh Tel: +84 (0)4 6430275 Fax: +84 (0)4 643 0270, Vietnam
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Old August 21st, 2008, 01:55 PM   #10
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Surely the "North-South Expressway" is a road, not a railway.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 11:19 AM   #11
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Surely the "North-South Expressway" is a road, not a railway.
Yes, it is obviously a road project so let's just put it down to a late night by skyline...
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Old December 9th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #12
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VIETNAM TO DEVELOP MODERN, SUSTAINABLE RAILWAY SYSTEM

HANOI, Nov 21 Asia Pulse - Vietnam plans to develop a modern, rapid and sustainable railway transport system, with close connections to other modes of transport, helping to reduce traffic jams and the number of accidents, as well as contributing to socio-economic development in remote and disadvantaged areas.

According to a railway transport development strategy until 2020 with a vision to 2050, approved by the Prime Minister on November 20, the country will accelerate the development of the railway system nationwide, particularly in urban areas, in an effort to meet at least 13 per cent of passenger transport and 14 per cent of cargo transport demand by 2020.

Under the strategy, priority is to be given to the development of urban railway projects in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, including the Lao Cai-Hanoi-Hai Phong and Hanoi-Dong Dang routes, as well as the North-South Express Railway with a top speed of 350km/h.

The country plans to upgrade existing routes and build 5,000-9,000 passenger cars and over 50,000 cargo cars, to successfully meet domestic demand as well as successfully cater to the needs of exports.

By 2050, the railway sector aims to meet at least 20 per cent of the country's passenger and cargo transport demand as well as complete the North-South Express Railway, the trans-Asia Railway and a coastal route running along the Northern Delta.

The sector plans to target the export of railway equipment by then.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 07:22 AM   #13
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The High Speed Train of Vietnam is now cost Overrrun - up from 33 billion US$ to 55.8 Billion US$. It has to come up with the new route to shorten the distance form the existing 1726 km to 1,550 km with 27 stations including

1. Hà Nội (km 0)
2. Nam Định (km 87 of the old route)
3. Thanh Hóa (km 175 of the old route)
4. Vinh (km 319 of the old route = km 291 of the new route)
5. Đồng Hới (km 522 of the old route)
6. Đông Hà (km 622 of the old route)
7. Huế (km 688 of the old route)
8. Đà Nẵng (km 791 of the old route)
9. Tam Kỳ (km 865 of the old route)
10. Quảng Ngăi (km 928 of the old route)
11. Diêu Tŕ (km 1096 of the old route)
12. Nha Trang (km 1315 of the old route = km 1111 of the new route)
13. Tháp Chàm (km 1408 of the old route)
13. Biên Ḥa (km 1697 of the old route)
14. Sài G̣n (km 1726 of the old route = km 1550 of the new route)

however, the land exappropriation of 4,170 Hectar is in need - adding the cost to 55.7 billion US$

Note: Any Vietnamese who knoe the list of 27 stations along with the km of the High Speed train station, please tive me an information NOW!
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Old February 11th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #14
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This was also posted in the Vietnam forum:
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New Hanoi-HCMC ‘bullet train’ to cost $56 billion

A new high-speed express railway from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City will cost nearly US$56 billion, said experts from the project manager Vietnam-Japan Consulting Joint Venture.

Some $35 billion of the funds will be used to build infrastructure for the North-South Express Railway, said the experts after meetings with the Vietnam Railway Corporation in Hanoi on Friday.

After analyzing three of the world’s most advanced high-speed railways – Japan’s Shinkansen, France’s TGV and Germany’s ICE – the experts suggested following the Shinkansen “bullet-train” model.

The 1,555 kilometer-long route, with 27 stations, will begin at Hanoi Station and end at Hoa Hung Station in HCMC. Trains on the new line will travel at speeds up to 350 km per hour.

A section of the route between Hanoi and Vinh, a town in the central province of Nghe An, as well as a section between HCMC and Nha Trang in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, are both expected to come online in 2020. The whole line is scheduled for completion in 2035.

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I love the part in the article which says TGV and ICE were looked at as alternative technologies.

Given that Japan is Vietnam's biggest source of foreign aid these days and that the consortium was a joint venture between Vietnam and Japan, you'd think the technology choice was a given.

But I guess there are still formalities.

In any case, I will certainly look forward to seeing this progress over my lifetime.
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Vietnam announces plans for a bullet-train
Vietnam plans to invest 56 billion dollars and utilize Japanese technology in a new transnational rail link, according to Japanese media.

The high speed, bullet-train style link will connect the southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City with the northern capital, Hanoi. The journey at present has to be made on a train system that is a relic of colonialism and the 970 mile (1,560 km) journey can take three or more days.

The Japanese government is keen to support its railway industry, which is struggling domestically due to saturation. It is excited by the possibility of expanding its Shinkansen train system in overseas markets like Vietnam.

At present, although the Vietnamese government has given tentative approval to the deal, it is still to be finalized by Prime Minister Nguyen Huu Bang. Finance for the project is still to be found, with Hanoi seeking support from the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. It is also seeking aid for the project from Japan.

Vietnam plans to start building three sections of the railway in areas where it sees it being most profitable. It also hopes to launch the first of its Shinkansen high speed trains by 2020. However, it is believed that Japan has suggested that because the financial forecasts for the project remain unrealistic, perhaps Vietnam should push the launch date back to 2036, or perhaps later.

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Old August 14th, 2009, 05:34 AM   #16
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Hopefully a Hanoi - Nanning HSR line will be built, linking Vietnam with China's massive system.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 06:56 AM   #17
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GDP of vietnam is about $70 Billion in 2007, the goverment budget in 2009 was calculated to be $23 billion, but the project need a fund from 33 billion US$ to 55.8 Billion US$,i hope it won`t get vietnam in a debt trouble,
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perhaps Vietnam should push the launch date back to 2036, or perhaps later.
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oh```` did not see this, just conside my words as air!
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Old August 14th, 2009, 12:21 PM   #19
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Great news!
One day I would like to go from Saigon to Hanoi in 6 hours or less.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #20
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VIETNAM | Railways

Trans-Vietnam express railway project kicked off

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VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Railways Corporation and the Japanese Engine and Carriage Export Association met on September 15 to consider the country’s biggest transportation project ever, the North-South express railway.

According to the chief of the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) research group Iwata Shizuo, the Hanoi-HCM City express railway will be 1570km long, with 26 stations. The trains’ top speed will be 300km per hour. This railway is scheduled to open for passengers in 2026, with investment capital of around US$38 billion.

Japanese experts have suggested developing some priority sections first such as Hanoi-Thanh Hoa, Hanoi – Vinh, Hue – Da Nang, Nha Trang – HCM City and Phan Thiet – HCM City because these are big cities in Vietnam.

According to JICA’s research, the Hanoi – Vinh and HCM City – Nha Trang sections can open in 2026 and the entire route become operational by 2036.

Capital is a problem, said Japanese experts. National projects need investment from the state budget and private investors both. However, this is an attractive project with stable profit so it should lure private investors.

Deputy Minister of Transportation Ngo Duc Thinh said that the government has allocated capital for making and evaluating the investment report for this project. The Vietnam Railways Corporation has finalised this report to submit to the State Evaluation Council.

Thinh said that after the report is considered by the State Evaluation Council, it will be submitted to the National Assembly in May 2010. The Prime Minister has assigned related ministries and agencies to call for local and foreign investment for this project.


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