Based on successful completion of the previous three summit, ASEAN Rail Infrastructure & Expansion 2019 will bring you the most exclusive and influential railway gathering in ASEAN region. It will take place on May 30th -31st, 2019 in Hanoi, Capital of Vietnam. Visionary speech& project case study will lay the foundations for two days of intensive learning, networking, discussion and brainstorming the future path of railway development in Southeast Asia market.
Asia is seeing rapid growth and urbanization, and there is an increasing need to develop transport services to match. And rail is an increasingly viable option to meet the demand for both urban commuting as well as long distance travel. Throughout Southeast Asia, countries are making upgrades to increase freight and passenger rail capacity, extending and rehabilitating existing rail infrastructure, developing urban rail, and pursuing cross border rail and transport linkages.
Vietnam is a country with a relatively complete and early railway system in the Southeast Asia region. On 16 June 2017, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam officially approved the Revised Railway Laws which supplements many preferential and breakthrough mechanisms and policies. This is the opportunity for Vietnam Railways to open a new page, the period of construction and development so that the railway sector can play its rightful role as the backbone of transport sector, contributing to the reduction of logistics expenses and enhancement of national competitiveness. At the same time, the Vietnamese Government is also planning to allocate a medium-term capital package of USD 350-450 million to Vietnam Railways in order to improve and upgrade the existing infrastructure network to increase railway interval capacity.
➢ Forecast the Future Plans of the ASEAN Government in Rail Expansion
➢ Provide New Partnership Opportunities with Governments and Project Developers
➢ Feasibility of Rail Project Financing and Investment Opportunities
➢ Focus on Highly Technical Sessions on Track& Infrastructure Upgrades, Rolling Stock, Signals and Communications from Key Solution Providers
➢ Discuss Design and Construction Challenges for ASEAN Rail Projects from Leading Consultants and Engineers
Hanoi, literally the “city between the rivers”, is the capital and second biggest city of Viet Nam. Hanoi is located in northern region of Vietnam, in the Red River delta, nearly 90 km (56 mi) away from the coastal area. Hanoi covers an area of 3,344.6 square kilometers (42 sq mi) divided into 12 urban districts, 1 district-leveled town and 17 rural districts. Hanois population is constantly growing (about 3.5% per year).
Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is an intriguing relic of Vietnam’s history and, signifying its historical and cultural importance, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Standing 40 metres high, the central flag tower is the most recognizable feature of the Imperial Citadel and is often used as a symbol of Hanoi. This was the centre of ancient Hanoi and served as the political centre for eight centuries. Located in Ba Dinh, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is close to many other tourist attractions.
Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son
Hoan Kiem Lake (Turtle Lake) is a central feature of Hanoi and is a popular hangout spot throughout the day with locals and tourists. Ngoc Son Temple sits on a small island in the centre of the lake and linked by a bridge, makes a beautiful background for a few photos. Around sunrise and sunset, this area becomes especially busy with joggers, couples enjoying the relaxing views across the lake, and the elderly practising Tai Chi and line dancing. Hoan Kiem Lake is free of charge, but there’s a fee of VND 20,000 to visit Ngoc Son Temple, which sits on a small island in the centre of the lake.
Ba Vi National Park
Ba Vi National Park is a nature reserve of stunning beauty located around two hours (48km) from downtown Hanoi. Famous for its three-peaked mountain that juts steeply up into the sky and is often topped by cloud, Ba Vi National Park has dramatic scenery and a diverse range of jungle plants and animals. At the summit of the tallest mountain is an 11th century temple offering expansive views of the surrounding countryside and on the forest floor are natural hot springs.