Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) has announced plans to add around 16 new national rail lines, with a combined length of more than 4,800 km, by 2030. It also plans to upgrade seven existing lines, with a combined length of 2,440 km. This is a part of the agency’s 2021-2030 development plan.

By 2050, Vietnam will have around 25 new regional rail lines, together spanning 6,354 km.

The lines will span along key locations across Vietnam including economic areas, urban centres, seaports and airports. Due to the high cost, MOT expects support from foreign capital to complete the planned projects.