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EIA: Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 - PFR 2 (Tham Luong Depot to Ben Thanh Station)

Published Date: 
02/2012

The Government of Vietnam (GOV) has identified transport, and in particular public transport, as key investment and development area for the next 10 to 20 years. For this, accelerated infrastructure development is needed to support economic activities of the private sector, which in the past decade and a half have been the engine of rapid growth and job creation. The Government gives a high priority to shaping the future urban transport system of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), as an economic initiative that is expected to account for 40% of national GDP in 2010.

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IEE: Railway Sector Investment Program

Published Date: 
03/2011

Ministry of Railways (MoR), Govt. of India (GoI) has sought financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a major rail up-gradation project involving doubling of 4 single rail sections and electrification of one existing railway line totalling 1500 kms along saturated corridors in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Orissa.

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Summary EIA: Dali-Lijiang Railway Project

Published Date: 
07/2004

The Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) has requested assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance the construction of the Dali-Lijiang Railway Project (the Project). This summary environmental impact assessment (SEIA) has been prepared for ADB based on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) prepared for the Project by the Second Survey and Design Institute (SSDI) of the Ministry of Railways (MOR) in August 2003, and revised in January 2004.

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Residents reject high speed railway’s 3rd impact study

Date of Release: 
Nov 22 2012

People living near the planned Beijing-Shenyang High Speed Rail Line are still saying no to the project following the release of a third environmental impact assessment Monday that declares the passing trains will not pose a health hazard nor disturb residents, some of whom live just meters from the track.

More than 50 resident representatives from 10 neighborhoods along the planned track held a meeting Tuesday evening in Beijing. They believe the noise and electromagnetic radiation from the high speed trains could be detrimental to their health, according to the Beijing Times.

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Laos Links Rail to Neighbors

Date of Release: 
Nov 9 2012

Laos has inked an agreement to build a railway connecting Thailand and Vietnam, just after sealing plans for a rail link to China, in ventures that will cost a combined whopping U.S. $12 billion.

By linking the landlocked nation to its giant neighbor China and mainland Southeast Asia, officials say the high-speed rail network will help open up the impoverished and resource-starved nation to development.

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Work on high-speed rail project faces two-year delay over EIA

Date of Release: 
Jul 23 2012

"Undertaking an environment impact assessment together with a public hearing might take as long as two years after the feasibility study for a project is completed," Chula Sukmanop, inspector-general of the Transport Ministry and acting director of the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP), said last week.

For the Bangkok-Chiang Mai high-speed train route, the OTP has received the result of the project's feasibility study from Japan, he said.

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