Hải Phòng plans 4 big transport projects

Hải Phòng plans 4 big transport projects

The northern port city of Hải Phòng plans to implement four main transport projects in the period 2016-20, with foreign direct investment (FDI) totalling nearly US$500 million.
Wallonie promises funds

Wallonie promises funds

Wallonie, the predominantly French-speaking southern region of Belgium, will provide a grant of EUR4.5 million for 28 projects in Vietnam during 2013-2015 period.
South Korea backs Vietnam’s public investment management

South Korea backs Vietnam’s public investment management

South Korea is helping Vietnam find a solution to public investment challenges in consultation with the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)-and urging the creation of a new agency to closely monitor and manage public investments.
South prospers with FDI injections

South prospers with FDI injections

Vietnam’s southern hubs continue to charm foreign direct investment, especially in the services and manufacturing areas.
Transport infrastructure under the microscope

Transport infrastructure under the microscope

Plans for capital infusion into transport sector infrastructure projects is coming into sharp focus as National Assembly committees and key agencies evaluate government bond allocations for 2012-2015 with an emphasis on urgent projects in 2013.
Ten projects chosen for $440 million in G-bond funding

Ten projects chosen for $440 million in G-bond funding

Ten major infrastructure projects including highways, hospitals and a canal have been approved for investment capital totalling more than $440 million from government bonds.
Getting property back on track

Getting property back on track

In a recent exchange with VIR, Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung discusses a range of measures to put the troubled property market on a sustainable development path.
FDI backlog: the bogus billions

FDI backlog: the bogus billions

It has become an all-too-familiar pattern: A foreign developer signs agreements with local authorities in Vietnam, getting approval for an ambitious real estate project—a resort, an industrial park, a new “city”—said to be worth billions of dollars.
ODA highways to hit top gear

ODA highways to hit top gear

Big donor-funded highway projects are expected to entail breakthroughs for transport sector development in 2013.
Property developers move with the times

Property developers move with the times

Numerous real estate developers facing the perilous economy are proposing to convert on-going projects from market-rate commercial housing to subsidised social housing.
Hiden Charms

Hiden Charms

In the wake of the National Tourism Year South-central Coast-Phu Yen 2011, Phu Yen has begun to make a name for itself both in Vietnam and internationally
A coldly picture of foreign  invested real estate

A coldly picture of foreign invested real estate

With more than $1.85 billion registered by foreign investors in 2012, the real estate sector seems still be attractive enough.
Tourism projects could spoil Nha Trang beach

Tourism projects could spoil Nha Trang beach

Four tourism projects with underground facilities that could spoil the landscape of Nha Trang beach have gotten the green light from local authorities, instead of being licensed by a senior state agency.
VDB continues to finance EVN projects

VDB continues to finance EVN projects

The Vietnam Development Bank (VDB) and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) reached an agreement on a major loan on January 7th in Hanoi.
Serviced apartments expect tougher competition

Serviced apartments expect tougher competition

Competition on rents and services between serviced apartments and buy to let apartments continues to ratchet up pressure on the rentals market.
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