The money will fund a five-year socio-economic development plan
Construction of the bridge is estimated to cost $231.25 million
They are often expensive because lending countries insist their companies should be involved
The cost of the project, which have initial outlay of $552 million, shot up by more than $868 million
Its newly earned status as a middle-income country means many partners will cut back on soft loans and grants
Japan's ODA hit a record low in 2014 following a graft case at a railway project in Hanoi
The money will help fund major transport, energy and environment projects in the developing country
The officials have received US$493,000 from a Japanese consultant in a project funded by Japan, a Hanoi court heard
Six officials allegedly received US$493,000 in bribes from a Japanese consultant for a major rail project
Loans are no longer cheap for Vietnam after it came out of the low-income status
The government needs to recoup some of the high cost to build these roads so that it can move on...
It wants more than US$250 million to get the much-delayed Cat Linh-Ha Dong line finished by 2016.
Local companies do not have the deep pockets required while foreign firms are just not interested
The Chinese-built Cat Linh-Ha Dong project has already missed several deadlines, and created several death traps
They allegedly took a total of US$562,000 from a Japanese consultancy.