The Ministry of Transport has requested the Vietnam Railway Authority and the Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) to take immediate measures to ensure safety of Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi after the collapse of two concrete floor tiles on the bridge in May.
The Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) has proposed the Ministry of Transport allocate a total of VND4.76 trillion (US$208.1 million) to repair and upgrade weak bridges and tunnels so as to increase the capacity of trains and ensure traffic safety.
Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) has just petitioned the Ministry of Transport for allocating costs of repairing, renovating and upgrading unsafe bridges and separate traffic at intersections between roadways and railways on bridges from 2022 through 2023.
Six State-owned enterprises and corporations, including Vietnam Airlines Corporation, Airports Corporation of Vietnam, Vietnam Railways Corporation, Vietnam Coffee Corporation, and Vietnam Southern Food Corporation, failed to meet the annual revenue and profit targets. Vietnam Electricity could not achieve the revenue target despite having obtained the profit plan.
The Vietnam Railways Corporation yesterday said that a total number of 2,243 train tickets for the upcoming Tet holiday have been sold so far, bringing a turnover of nearly VND3 billion (US$132,000) after 24 hours of opening the sale.
Vietnam Railways Corporation yesterday proposed the Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSC) for
many solutions to overcome the current difficulties, especially interest-free loan worth US$34.5 million to maintain its production and business activities.
The production and revenue of the Vietnam Railways Corporation (VRC) in 2019 failed to meet its plan and were much lower than those in the same period in the previous year. At the same time, the prospects of the railway industry remain pessimistic for the following years.