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Rail Transport In Vietnam
The RAILWAY SYSTEM IN VIETNAM is owned and operated by the state-owned Vietnam Railways
Vietnam Railways
(Vietnamese : Đường sắt Việt Nam). The principal route, the single track North-South Railway running between Hanoi
Hanoi
and Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
, accounts for 1,726 kilometres (1,072 mi) of the network's total length of 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi). The national railway network uses mainly metre gauge , although there are several standard gauge and mixed gauge lines in the North of the country. The first railways in Vietnam
Vietnam
were established in the 1880s, with construction beginning in 1888; these included a tram running between the ports of Saigon and Cholon , and a regional rail line connecting Saigon with Mỹ Tho
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Official Development Assistance
OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE (ODA) is a term coined by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to measure aid . The DAC first used the term in 1969. It is widely used as an indicator of international aid flow. It includes some loans. Most ODA comes from the 28 members of the DAC, or about $135 billion in 2013. A further $15.9 billion came from the European Commission
European Commission
and non-DAC countries gave an additional $9.4 billion. Although development aid rose in 2013 to the highest level ever recorded, a trend of a falling share of aid going to the neediest sub-Saharan African countries continued
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Doi Moi
ĐổI MớI (pronounced ; English: Renovation) is the name given to the economic reforms initiated in Vietnam
Vietnam
in 1986 with the goal of creating a "socialist-oriented market economy ". The term đổi mới itself is a general term with wide use in the Vietnamese language, however the Doi Moi Policy (Chính sách Đổi Mới) refers specifically to these reforms. The communist government in the north, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Vietnam
(DRV), adopted a centrally planned economy at its inception
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Cambodia
Coordinates : 13°N 105°E / 13°N 105°E / 13; 105 Kingdom of Cambodia * ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា (Khmer ) * Preăh Réachéanachâk Kâmpŭchéa Flag Royal Arms MOTTO: ជាតិ សាសនា ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ "Nation, Religion, King" ANTHEM: Nokor Reach Majestic Kingdom Location of Cambodia
Cambodia
(green) in
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Laos
Coordinates : 18°N 105°E / 18°N 105°E / 18; 105 Lao People's Democratic Republic * ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ (Lao ) * Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao Flag Emblem MOTTO: ສັນຕິພາບ ເອກະລາດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ເອກະພາບ ວັດທະນາຖາວອນ "Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity" ANTHEM: Pheng Xat Lao Lao National Anthem Location of Laos
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Lao Bao
LAO BảO is a small town in Hướng Hóa District of Quảng Trị Province , Vietnam
Vietnam
, located in the North Central Coast region, near the border with Laos
Laos
. Its population is approximately 30,000. As Lao Bảo is located in an advantaged area of commerce and border trade between Vietnam
Vietnam
and Laos, this small town has opportunities to do business and exchange timber with Laos
Laos
and Thailand
Thailand
for profit. Although it is a small town in the border area, it also provides several jobs for the people there. In comparison with the provincial capital of Đông Hà in standard of individual earnings, the earnings of inhabitants of Lao Bao are higher. In Lao Bảo the Sepon River (Vietnamese: Sông Xê-pôn) is the border line between Hướng Hóa and the Savan province of Laos
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Scrap Metal
SCRAP consists of recyclable materials left over from product manufacturing and consumption, such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials. Unlike waste , scrap has monetary value, especially recovered metals , and non-metallic materials are also recovered for recycling. CONTENTS * 1 Processing * 2 Resources * 3 Hazards * 4 Benefits of recycling * 5 Metal
Metal
recycling industry * 6 Examples * 6.1 Shipbreaking
Shipbreaking
* 6.2 Railway locomotives * 7 Economic role * 7.1 United States * 8 Image gallery * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links PROCESSING The "organized chaos" of a scrapyard Scrap
Scrap
metal originates both in business and residential environments. Typically a "scrapper" will advertise their services to conveniently remove scrap metal for people who don't need it
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Vietnam War
North Vietnamese victory * Withdrawal of American-led forces from Indochina * Communist governments take power in South Vietnam
South Vietnam
, Cambodia
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Governor-General Of French Indochina
This is a list of European (as well as Japanese and Chinese) colonial administrators responsible for the territory of French Indochina
French Indochina
, an area equivalent to modern-day Vietnam
Vietnam
, Laos
Laos
and Cambodia
Cambodia

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Yunnan–Vietnam Railway
The YUNNAN–HAIPHONG RAILWAY (Chinese: 滇越铁路; pinyin: Dian–Yue tielu; Vietnamese : tuyến đường sắt Hải Phòng - Vân Nam/ 綫塘鐵海防-雲南; French: Chemins de Fer de L'Indo-Chine et du Yunnan, "Indo-China– Yunnan
Yunnan
Railroad") is an 855 km (531 mi) railway built by France during 1904–1910, connecting Haiphong , Vietnam
Vietnam
with Kunming
Kunming
, Yunnan
Yunnan
province, China. The section within China
China
from Kunming
Kunming
to Hekou is known as the KUNMING–HEKOU RAILWAY (Chinese : 昆河铁路; pinyin : Kun–He tielu), and is 466 km long. The section within Vietnam
Vietnam
is 389 km (242 mi) long, and is known as the HANOI–LàO CAI RAILWAY (Vietnamese : Đường sắt Hà Nội - Lào Cai/ 塘鐵河内-老街)
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North Vietnam
NORTH VIETNAM, officially the DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM (DRV), was a state in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
which existed from 1945 to 1976. Vietnamese revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh declared independence from France
France
on 2 September 1945 and announced the creation of the Democratic Republic
Republic
of Vietnam. France
France
reasserted its colonial dominance and a war ensued between France
France
and the Viet Minh , led by Ho. The Viet Minh ("League for the Independence of Vietnam") was a coalition of nationalist groups, mostly led by communists. In February 1951, the communists announced the creation of the Lao Động Party (Labor Party), gradually marginalizing non-communists in the Việt Minh. Between 1946 and 1954, the Việt Minh captured and controlled most of the rural areas of Vietnam
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South Vietnam
SOUTH VIETNAM, officially the REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM, was a state governing the southern half of the current Socialist Republic
Republic
of Vietnam
Vietnam
from 1955 to 1975. It received international recognition in 1949 as the " State of Vietnam " (as a self-governing entity in the French Empire ), with a constitutional monarchy (1949–55), and later as the " Republic
Republic
of Vietnam" (1955–75). Its capital was Saigon . The term "South Vietnam" became common usage in 1954, when the Geneva Conference provisionally partitioned Vietnam
Vietnam
into communist and non-communist parts. The Republic
Republic
of Vietnam
Vietnam
was proclaimed on 26 October 1955, with Ngô Đình Diệm as its first president, after having briefly served as premier under Emperor Bao Dai who was exiled
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Savannakhet
SAVANNAKHET or KAYSONE PHOMVIHANE (Lao : ໄກສອນ ພົມວິຫານ; Thai : ไกสอน พมวิหาน) (population 120,000) is a city in western Laos and the capital of the Savannakhet Province , previously known as KHANTHABOULI (ຄັນທະບູລີ). This is the second-largest city in Laos, after Vientiane
Vientiane
. The city is birthtown of Kaysone Phomvihane , former president of Laos, and was named after him in 2005. Although the old French colonial quarter of the town, along the Mekong River
Mekong River
-front, is depressed and crumbling, the town's proximity to Thailand's booming economy has brought about new commercial development in the northern part of the town, near both the river crossing and the bus terminal
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Bangkok
BANGKOK (UK : /bæŋˈkɒk/ , US : /ˈbæŋkɒk/ ) is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand
Thailand
. It is known in Thai as KRUNG THEP MAHA NAKHON (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced ( listen )) or simply KRUNG THEP ( listen (help ·info )). The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand
Thailand
, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region
Bangkok Metropolitan Region
, making Bangkok
Bangkok
an extreme primate city , significantly dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance
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Mekong Delta
The MEKONG DELTA (Vietnamese : Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long, "Nine Dragon river delta" or simply Vietnamese : Đồng Bằng Sông Mê Kông, " Mekong
Mekong
river delta"), also known as the WESTERN REGION (Vietnamese : MIềN TâY) or the SOUTH-WESTERN REGION (Vietnamese : TâY NAM Bộ) is the region in southwestern Vietnam
Vietnam
where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries . The Mekong
Mekong
delta region encompasses a large portion of southwestern Vietnam
Vietnam
of over 40,500 square kilometres (15,600 sq mi). The size of the area covered by water depends on the season
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Tonkin
TONKIN (Vietnamese : Bắc Kỳ, historically Đàng Ngoài), also spelled TONGKIN, TONQUIN or TONGKING, is in the Red River Delta Region of northern Vietnam
Vietnam
. CONTENTS * 1 Names * 2 Geography * 3 History * 3.1 15th century * 3.2 18th east of northern Laos
Laos
; and west of the Gulf of Tonkin . Located in the fertile delta area of the Red River , Tonkin
Tonkin
is rich in rice production. 1873 map of Tonkin
Tonkin
region and northern Vietnam. HISTORY For more details on this topic, see History of Vietnam
Vietnam
, Tonkin (French protectorate) , and Tonkin Campaign
Tonkin Campaign
. The area was called Văn Lang by Vietnamese ancestors from around 2000−100 BCE
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