外文标题：Vietnam to build a high-speed train system
Vietnam plans to build a new high speed railway, with trains that would speed from Hanoi to HCM City in just a few hours.
At the moment, it takes more than one day to commute between the two cities and the route requires changes.
The Prime Minister has just approved the strategy for modernising the north-south railway to link with major seaports and industrial zones increasing speeds to 80-90km/h for passenger trains and 50-60km/h for freighters by 2020.
In the 10 years following speeds will be further increased from 160km/h-200km/h and even to 350km/h in the years beyond that.
we need money more than luck. the japanese demanded some $60b with the last proposal, which was rejected by the vietnamese assembly. japan mistakenly thought vietnam was a rich country
Why the VCP not use ODA from Japan like every other major infrastructure projects in the past? That should solve your lack of funds issue.
typically, japan provides $2 billions a year. the cost of this project is out of scope.
I think you should chose China for this project. The price will half. China can also provide the funding. It will be in your national interests. Would help economy.
They may accept the prices but can they afford subsequent investments, like cars and repairs? Deeply doubted.
vietnam should wait a few years. its economy is in trouble. the dong is falling. the country is running big deficit already, a high speed rail now will bankrupt the country.
You are extremely unclear. Can you clarify? What speeds are proposed for the HSR?
in the article: first step is to increase to 200kmh, second to 350kmh. standard gauge.