What speed should the future Vietnam railway be?

The ghost town of Forest City, work on Changi Airport T5 to restart, HCMC - Can Tho railway, and more construction and transport news in Southeast Asia.

Greetings from Vientiane! Laos reopened on May 9 without any testing or quarantine requirements, so I am finally going to have a look at the Laos-China Railway. It worked out well that I attended a rail conference in Bangkok, then got an overnight train to the border to cross into Laos. I will also be doing a construction report for Vientiane while I am here.

It will eventually be possible to travel from Bangkok to Luang Prabang in half a day by train (once Thailand complete the high-speed train to the border). I often think about how improved railway speeds will change travel in Vietnam, which is the topic of this week’s article.

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🇰🇭 Cambodia

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇱🇦 Laos

🇲🇾 Malaysia

“Originally envisioned as an innovative smart city constructed on four artificial islands in Johor, the project appears to be inching along with only a fraction of the occupants initially targeted.”

[Updated: East Coast Rail Link]

🇵🇭 Philippines

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇹🇭 Thailand

🇻🇳 Vietnam

When I visit places like Phu Quoc and Phan Thiet and see so many shophouses and aparthotels being built I wonder who is going to buy all these properties.

[Updated: Mekong Delta Railway]

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