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Vientiane BRT – Urban Transit System

Vientiane has a proposed to build a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system as part of a planned sustainable transport system for the city. This page includes links and resources to any planned urban transit systems that are proposed for Vientiane. Other proposals in the past have included a Light Rail Transit (LRT) and a commuter […]

Proposed speeds of the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City Express Railway

Should the future Vietnam North-South Express Railway be a high-speed or semi-high-speed railway? Vietnam is planning to commence construction of the North-South express railway in 2028-2029. Even with years of feasibility studies and consultancy reports, no decision has been made on how fast the new railway should be. The fastest proposal has called for a […]

Da Nang construction update – 2022 edition

After nearly two years since the international borders closed, Vietnam reopened to the world in March 2022. As soon as I was able to return I went to Da Nang. My last construction report for Da Nang was in the first year of the lockout in November 2020. Few would have predicted that the country […]

Panay Railway

The Panay Railway is a proposed restoration of the railway on the island of Panay in the Philippines. The original Panay line ran from Iloilo City to Roxas City. The service operated from 1906 to 1985, with cargo operations ending in 1989. This railway was operated by Panay Railways, which also operated the Cebu line. […]

Binh Thuan construction update – 2022 edition

Bình Thuan Province in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam is best known for the beach resorts of Phan Thiet and Mui Ne. It doesn’t have the level of tourism of Nha Trang and Da Nang (not having an airport is a major factor), but it has its own niche of visitors. In the […]

Ho Chi Minh City Metro Concept Map

If Saigon had a subway like Shanghai - an expanded map of the planned Ho Chi Minh City Metro.

Ho Chi Minh City Metro Concept Map