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A section of Metro Line No. 1, which connects Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and Suoi Tien Park in District 9 - PHOTO: LE ANH

Metro Line No.1 can be complete by 2020

HCMC is striving to speed up work on the Metro Line No. 1 project so that it can be put into operation by 2020 as planned, Sai Gon Giai Phong news site reported, citing city vice chairman Tran Vinh Tuyen. Capital disbursement delays have stoked concerns that the urban railway could fall behind schedule.

Hanoi residents stop blocking garbage trucks

Residents living near the Nam Son dump site in Hanoi’s Soc Son District on January 14 stopped blocking garbage trucks, paving the way for the handling of thousands of tons of garbage piling up in the city, the local media reported, citing Soc Son vice chairman Do Minh Tuan.

Thua Thien-Hue plans more int’l flights to promote tourism

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has plans to expand Phu Bai International Airport and support airlines to open more international routes to the province in a bid to attract 4.7 million tourists this year, Thua Thien-Hue vice chairman Phan Thien Dinh said at a conference held in the province on January 14.

Labor issues may hinder EVFTA signing

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) may not be signed as soon as expected because Vietnam has yet to deal with key labor issues, the International Labor Organization (ILO) told the media in HCMC on January 14. ILO country director for Vietnam Chang Hee Lee said that the EVFTA might go before the European Parliament in March.

Tet bus tickets still abound

More than 81,700 bus tickets for the peak Tet travel season have been sold by about 50 coach operators at Mien Dong Coach Station, but some 81,000 tickets are still unsold, Nguyen Hoang Huy, deputy director of the station said.

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