Samples for Covid-19 testing (Photo: VNA)

Prime Minister requests stricter social distancing

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked local authorities, which are imposing social distancing, not to let residents leave their places of residence for another locality after July 31 until the end of social distancing in his latest dispatch.
First wagons for Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line arrives in HCMC in the begining of October. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC to improve access to public transport

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has approved a project worth nearly VND400 trillion (US$17.3 billion) on improving access to public transport and limiting the use of personal vehicles over the next decade, according to the People’s Committee’s Office.
It is easier to locate buses and terminals thanks to BusMap. (Photo: SGGP)

BusMap expected to be widely popular in Vietnam

Buses are positively encouraged in large metropolitan areas thanks to its safe and environmentally friendly features. In major cities in Vietnam like Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Hanoi, and Da Nang, the public used to feel frustrating identifying exact bus terminals. However, now that BusMap is introduced for both iOS and Android operating systems, finding an ideal bus route is never easier.

Reduction in CNG supply will seriously affect operation of buses in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

City’s CNG buses afflicted due to possible cut in gas supply

Ho Chi Minh City has determined to invest in compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to replace diesel engine ones so as to not only develop public transport but also help to protect the environment. However, as gas supplier ‘threatens’ to cut CNG supply, the city’s policy might be interrupted and buses using gas will face several difficulties.
Traffic jam in a HCMC street (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC needs $4.12 billion to ease traffic congestion

Ho Chi Minh City needs a total of VND96,159 billion (US$4.12 billion) for traffic jam and accident reduction program in the phase of 2018-2020, announced city People’s Committee Office yesterday.

A view of the conference (Photo: SGGP)

Public transport radical solution for urban development: expert

Urban traffic system should be planned and developed sustainably to create a livable city. Of these, radical solution is to give priority to public passenger transport modes such as urban railway and bus rapid transit to create new faces for Vietnam’s urban areas.
A passenger gets off a bus of May 19 Transport Corporative in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Collective economics major force in public transport

Transport has been one of three collective economic fields strongly developing in HCM besides trade and service. Subsidized bus cooperatives now account for 75 percent public passenger transport market share and bus number.