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Ho Chi Minh City Metro 2020 construction update

Ho Chi Minh City is in the process of building its first metro line in a planned 9-line system of metro, light rail, and monorails. As part of the Living In Asia annual construction report series, this article refers to developments over the past year. Here is the 2020 construction update for the approved lines […]

China-Laos railway – a guide to the Boten-Vientiane railway in Laos

The Boten – Vientiane railway (also known as the China-Laos railway) is a new railway that will connect Kunming in China to Vientiane in Laos. From Boten on the China/Laos border the railway will travel 414 km through Laos to the capital of Vientiane. The only railway in Laos is a border station operated by […]

Hanoi Metro 2020 construction update

Hanoi has two metro lines under construction, and when completed they will be the first urban railways in Vietnam. Both lines were due to be open by now, but there have been years of delays that have kept the lines from opening. It’s been a frustrating wait for Hanoians (and regular visitors like myself) to […]

Ho Chi Minh City Metro Concept Map

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.