Ho Chi Minh City is witnessing a strong economy recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic. The traffic volume increases correspondingly with the distribution of goods and movements of citizens. This has led to frequent and severe congestion throughout the city.
For many years, Nguyen Tat Thanh St. on District 4 of Ho Chi Minh City, connecting District 1 and District 7, has suffered from serious congestions with no plan of expansion even though the surrounding land is available.
During the 2nd week of the 3rd session, the National Assembly is going to discuss investments into Ring Road No.3 in Ho Chi Minh City, a major construction project not only to the city but also to the Southern key economic zone. SGGP News has conducted an interview with Chairwoman of HCMC People’s Council Nguyen Thi Le about this matter.
The Government has recently directed five major cities in Vietnam, namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hai Phong, Da Nang, and Can Tho, to limit or stop private motorbike traffic in some of their districts after 2030. This leads to the need of improving public transport in those areas, contributing to reducing exhaust fumes from vehicles in accordance with Vietnam’s commitment at the 26th Conference for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).