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Leaders of VNR receive and sign memorandum of understanding with foreign enterprises

đăng 00:28, 3 thg 4, 2017 bởi Hà Nội Ga   [ đã cập nhật 00:29, 3 thg 4, 2017 ]

When the 5th ASEM was held in the early of October in Vietnam, many foreign enterprises who accompanied chief of states had working visit and signed memorandum of understanding with Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) on October 7, 2004. Present at the receiving ceremony were Doctor Nguyen Huu Bang, Director General of VNR and other representatives from relevant departments.

* Alstom Corporation (France) was led by Mr Patrick Kron, head of the corporation. Mr Bruno Hatt, representative chief of Alstom and other members informed Mr Bang of the working program on signing co-operation report of upgrading Ha Noi - Vinh signalling & telecommunications system, the second phase with the Vietnamese Government.

* Siemens Corporation (Germany) - led by Mr Elmar Schulze Wehendarf, Sales & Railway Electrification Project Manager surveyed railway electrification development possibility of Vietnam and promised to train 2 experts in this field for VNR. Mr Bang highly valued the goodwill of Siemens.

* Systra Construction Consulting Company (France) - led by Mr Michel Cornil; head of the company; Mr Luc Vorilhon, Asian-Pacific Marketing Director and other members informed Mr Nguyen Huu Bang of being long-standing partner of VNR, continuously bringing into full play the achievement of joint-venture projects (4 tunnels at Hai Van mountain pass) and training rolling stock maintenance experts in France.

Systra’s head said that there would be larger-scale investment projects of the French Government into Vietnam railway sector; of which Systra has been a reliable partner.

* The Chinese Railway Construction Corporation, Administration No 6; including Mr Lo Kien Quoc - the chairman of management board, Phung Cu Bao - Vice Director General of the corporation and other members; was warmly welcome by Mr Bang and representatives of VNR. In the spirit of mutual understanding and close co-operation, the two sides exchanged views on mutual concern. On this occasion, Mr Nguyen Huu Bang received the invitation made by Mr Lo Kien Quoc to visit the corporation in the coming time.

  Reporter (Railway Newspaper No 672)

US $600 million to be needed for new railway line construction

đăng 00:26, 3 thg 4, 2017 bởi Hà Nội Ga   [ đã cập nhật 00:27, 3 thg 4, 2017 ]

The leaders of Ha Noi, Hai Phong cities and Lao Cai, Quang Ninh provinces have recently hold meeting and signed the co-operation report of constructing Kunming - Lao Cai - Ha Noi - Hai Phong economic corridor. When being completed, this corridor line would help link Vietnam’s market with the potential Western South market of China. Transport infrastructure and service were the most important elements to link these two area.

As experts’ estimation, about US $600 million would be needed for constructing the new railway line in conformity with international standard.

According to the co-operation report, the four above-mentioned cities and provinces would co-ordinate with relevant ministries, sector; propose mechanism and solutions to push up the works’ progress. As scheduled, the co-operation and specific works would be continuously discussed in the next meeting among the leaders of Hanoi, Hai Phong, Lao Cai, Quang Ninh and Yunnan province (China). After that, they would be submitted to the Prime Minister of the two countries.

  Reporter (Railway Weekly Newspaper No 163)

20 “Renewal Locomotives” delivered to Vietnam

đăng 00:24, 3 thg 4, 2017 bởi Hà Nội Ga   [ đã cập nhật 00:25, 3 thg 4, 2017 ]

Implementing the project of buying 40 “Renewal Locomotives”, Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) signed the contract of importing these locomotives from Ziyang Locomotive Work (China). In the years 2001 & 2002, the work delivered 20 locomotives to VNR and the ceremony of receiving the 20 remaining ones has recently held at Lao Cai border station.

Present at the receiving ceremony were Mr Trieu Tieu Cuong - Director General of Nam Phuong Rolling Stock Corporation (China), Mr Nguyen Huu Bang - Director General of VNR; representatives of Lao Cai province, Planning & Investment Ministry, Vietnam Registry Administration and other relevant units.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Bang emphasized: In the past 15-year renovation process, the railway sector gained fast development speed, average increase of transport revenue was 10% per year. VNR recently bought locomotives of China, India and the project of buying locomotives from German is being carried out. With the number of locomotives provided by Ziyang Locomotive Work in the years 2001 & 2002, VNR currently brings into full play its transport capacity: operation ratio is 80% (90% at Tet holiday), train-running safety is high and fuel consumption is at low level, etc.

On this occasion, Mr Bang also highly appreciated the efforts made by Ziyang Locomotive Work and partners in completing the works of manufacturing, assembling, testing the previous 20 locomotives and holding training courses for Vietnamese technical staffs as well as delivering the locomotives in due course.

Regarding the responsibilities of each side, Mr Bang said: The two sides need pay attention to technical adjustment, pilotly put these locomotives into operation on some railway lines and continuously train technical staffs for the good operation of them in the near future.

  V.P (Railway Newspaper No 665)

Japan to send experts for monorail project

đăng 00:22, 3 thg 4, 2017 bởi Hà Nội Ga   [ đã cập nhật 00:23, 3 thg 4, 2017 ]

A Japanese group is expected to give technical assistance to a 20-km monorail project in Ho Chi Minh City, experts said.

The Marubeni‑Hitachi group will send experts to Ho Chi Minh City in September to conduct a feasibility study for a monorail system, said Hideo Inoue, director of the Overseas Monorail Hitachi Project Centre.

Speaking at a seminar held on August 23, 2004 on urban transport in Ho Chi Minh City, Inoue said the feasibility study will be submitted to the city authority for consideration in February 2005.

Japanese experts said a monorail could carry from 20,000 to 30,000 passengers per hour, and be safer and more comfortable than a subway.

A monorail depot would cover an area only one‑fifth the size of one needed for a metro station, he said.

Inoue said construction cost for a monorail would be two‑thirds that for a metro system of the same length and with the same passenger capacity.

Construction cost for the 20‑km monorail would be US $600 million, he said.

The Marubeni‑Hitachi group said the Vietnamese Government could ask the Japanese Government for a concessional loan to cover 85% of the investment for the project.

The Vietnamese Government will pay the remaining 15% of the investment that would cover taxes and site clearance compensation.

During the seminar, Nguyen Van Dua, deputy chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, said public passenger transport services now meet only five percent of the demand for transport in Ho Chi Minh City.

The city has focused on the expansion of bus services, but Mr Dua said in the next few years Ho Chi Minh City will invest in metro and monorail systems.

  Reporter (www.nhandan.com.vn)

Vietnam Railway Corporation manufactures 356 rolling stock

đăng 00:20, 3 thg 4, 2017 bởi Hà Nội Ga   [ đã cập nhật 00:21, 3 thg 4, 2017 ]

With a view to fufiling the target of gaining VND 388-billion revenue in terms of railway industrial value, rolling stock enterprises currently concentrates on repairing 9 locomotives, 90 coaches and 340 wagons. To meet the increasing demand of using rolling stock, they also manufacture 56 coaches, 300 wagons of various kinds and speed up 20 D19E-locomotive project imported from China.

Regarding capital constructions, the railway sector pays much attention to upgrading the lines of Ha Noi - Lang Son, Ha Noi - Lao Cai, bridges on North - South railway line and the project of signalling & telecommunications modernization on Vinh - Sai Gon division.

  T.T (Transport Newsaper No 60)

Vietnam Railway Corporation to implement some big projects

đăng 00:18, 3 thg 4, 2017 bởi Hà Nội Ga   [ đã cập nhật 00:19, 3 thg 4, 2017 ]

With a view to ensuring train-running safety, especially in raining season, Vietnam Railway Corporation in the past time implemented some important works such as Hai Van mountain-pass station, the bridges of Binh Loi, big Dong Nai, small Dong Nai and some bridges using surplus capital of 10-bridge projects on North - South railway line.

Vietnam Railway Corporation currently prepares to implement some big projects:
- Using ADB capital to upgrade Yen Vien - Lao Cai railway line.
- Hanoi elevated railway.
- Modernizing communications & signalling system on 3 Northern railway line, Hanoi area and Hanoi - Vinh.
- Replacing rail, sleeper on Vinh - Nha Trang division.
- 44-bridge projects using ODA capital

High - quality LIVITRANS EXPRESS train has new itinerary

đăng 00:15, 3 thg 4, 2017 bởi Hà Nội Ga   [ đã cập nhật 00:17, 3 thg 4, 2017 ]

Since August 31st 2008, LIVITRANS EXPRESS train of Lien Viet JSC has been put into operation with departure time at 23: 05 pm from Ha Noi station and 12:15 am from Lao Cai station. However, this itinerary seems not to be suitable with passengers’ traveling demands, therefore Vietnam Railways just allowed LIVITRANS EXPRESS to change its itinerary. According to that, SP7 will start from Ha Noi station at 20:40 pm and SP8 will leave Lao Cai station at 19:30 pm.

  Vietnam Railways Newspapers

International train number changed

đăng 00:14, 3 thg 4, 2017 bởi Hà Nội Ga   [ đã cập nhật 00:15, 3 thg 4, 2017 ]

The international train number between Nan Ning (China) and Dong Dang has just been changed from T905/906 into T875/876, so that Bejing – Nan Ning – Dong Dang – Ha Noi train number and via versa are T5/T875/M2 and M1/T876/T6.

The itinerary of even train from Nan Ning – Bejing is shortened by 48 minutes while that of M1/M2 international trains remain unchanged. M1 departs from Ha Noi station at 6.30 pm every Tuesday and Friday, M2 arrives at Ha Noi at 8.10 am every Tuesday and Saturday. Each train has 68 berths

  Vietnam Railways News

Ho Chi Minh City finishes pre-feasibility study for Metro construction project

đăng 00:13, 3 thg 4, 2017 bởi Hà Nội Ga   [ đã cập nhật 00:14, 3 thg 4, 2017 ]

A pre-feasibility study for an investment project to build two metros in Ho Chi Minh City at a cost of US$ 795 million has finished.

The two subway lines with a total length of 20.594 kilometres will be built along two corridors of high traffic density: the North - South railway line (M1) and the East-West railway line (M2). Both M1 and M2 will start at a common station on Ham Nghi Boulevard.

M1 will have 11 stations, including nine underground stations, an elevated one, and one on the ground. M2 will have five underground stations and six elevated ones.

The Metro system will be capable of carrying 73.73 million passengers a year in the first stage, and 203.67 million passengers a year later.

Of the total investment of US$ 795 million US$ 20.93 million or 26% will be for ground clearance. The city's budget will provide 30% (US$ 238.5 million) for the project and the remaining investment will be loaned by the German government, a Chinese railway construction group, the Austrian government and German banks.

Work on construction of the railway lines is expected to start at the end of this year and to be completed in 2008.

  Reporter (www.nhandan.com.vn)

Applying new ticket price for North - South trains

đăng 00:11, 3 thg 4, 2017 bởi Hà Nội Ga   [ đã cập nhật 00:12, 3 thg 4, 2017 ]

From October 1st 2007, Vietnam Railways will apply new ticket price for all North – South trains. According to that, ticket price for SE3/4 is from 640.000 to 965.000 dongs; SE1/2 from 630.000 to 955.000 dongs, SE5/6 from 618.000 to 942.000 dongs, TN7/8 from 467.000 to 894.000 dongs; TN3/4, TN5/6 from 453.000 to 868.000 dongs; TN1/2 from 400.000 to 580.000 dongs. Ticket price of SE1/2, SE3/4, SE5/6 doesn’t include money paid for meals. Ticket price for extra seat is 0.8 times of the lowest ticket price of that train. Insurance fee is 500 dongs/passenger

Luggage fee on North – South trains (including VAT) is 60 dongs/100kg.km for regular commodities and motorbikes; 160 dongs/100kg.km for bicycles and 240 dongs/100kg.km for electric vehicles. The minimum luggage ticket price is 5.000 dongs

  Vietnam Railways

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