The 98-kilometer Cam Lo-La Son section, which connects the central provinces of Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue, will have four lanes with a width of 23 meters. On opening to traffic in 2021, the expressway will allow speed up to 80 kilometers per hour. At the project’s inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reminded the Ministry of Construction, the project’s management board, and contractors to "fully realize their responsibilities, stick to schedule, ensure work quality, and combat violations and corruption in capital construction investment." The Ministry of Transport will continue to complete procedures to start work on the remaining sections of the North-South Expressway, two of which are wholly state-funded and another 8 are in the form of public-private partnerships. Currently, Vietnam has nearly 1,000 km of expressways, and expects to build another 900 km by the end of 2021. Between 2021 and 2025, the Government aims to build an additional 2,000 km of … [Read more...] about Work begins on first section of North-South expressway
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Thu Trang After hearing the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) had proposed the working day should start at 8.30am instead of 8am, many friends of mine could not hide their concern. Spanning different careers, they kept calling me asking whether the information was true and if it would be approved. The change could affect their entire families' routines. Nguyễn Phương Anh who works as administrative employee in Nam Từ Liêm District in Hà Nội, said that every morning, she takes one daughter to primary school another to kindergarten to arrive at her office at 8am. “If we start half an hour later, it means I will finish work at 5.30pm. I will have to pay for the teachers to look after my kids at school,” she said. It would cost Anh around VNĐ2 million (US$86) more each month, but her salary would stay the same. “Traffic would … [Read more...] about Will we start work early?
Construction of the F1 track is scheduled to be completed in March 2020, in order to host the very first F1 Grand Prix a month later. The 5.565 kilometers racetrack with 23 turns, designed by German firm Tilke and Formula 1 Group, will be a combination of public roads and a part of the My Dinh sports complex in Nam Tu Lien District. "I think the best thing about this event is that it will awake the potential of Vietnam. They will be able to organize an F1 racetrack as iconic as Monte Carlo in Monaco, Silverstone in England or Monza in Italy," Jean Todt, president of International Automobile Federation (FIA), said at the groundbreaking ceremony. "The vision of Vietnam being a regular on F1 racing fixtures in the next few years is amazing. I'm sure the racers will love it," he said. He said the racetrack will be great for the development of auto racing in Vietnam as well as in the region, and it can hopefully be used for other racing tournaments as well. "We love the (concept of) racing … [Read more...] about Hanoi starts work on F1 racetrack
Viet Nam News The restoration of ancient towers at Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary has embarked on a new stage, helping preserve the relics while at the same time keeping their original value intact, experts have said. The current restoration process is regarded as a transition in the application of research on the construction materials as well as archaeological methods in restoring the Chăm towers in Mỹ Sơn, members of the team said at a workshop held recently in the central province of Quảng Nam. The workshop focused on highlighting the effectiveness of the technical process used on tower E7 and tower group G. This is regarded as evidence of the efficient co-operation between the UN culture agency UNESCO, Việt Nam and Italy. Phan Hộ, director of the Mỹ Sơn relic management board, confirmed the effectiveness of technical solutions that have been used to restore Chăm towers in Việt Nam, particularly those in Mỹ Sơn, … [Read more...] about Towering success: scientists work on Mỹ Sơn relics
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife touch down at Vienna International Airport, beginning their official visit to the Republic of Austria. Those among welcoming guests at the airport were Austrian Government representatives, Vietnamese Ambassador to Austria Le Dung, Vietnamese embassy staff, and Vietnamese community representatives in Austria and some European countries. Shortly thereafter, PM Phuc talked with Vietnamese embassy officials and staff, and Vietnamese community representatives in Austria and several European nations. As planned, the Vietnamese government leader is due to attend an official welcoming ceremony, hold talks with his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz, witness the signing of a number of cooperation documents, and attend a joint press conference. During the Austria visit, PM Phuc is scheduled to meet with several senior Australian leaders, deliver a speech at the Vietnam-Austria Business Forum, witness the signing of agreements between the two … [Read more...] about PM Phuc arrives in Austria, starting working visit to Europe