In 2022-2030, Vietnam plans to shift to using electric vehicles for road transport. By 2050, 100 percent of buses and taxis would use electricity and green energy.
The first electric-bus route in Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to open within the first quarter of this year, the municipal Department of Transport has said.
Hanoi plans to build three urban railway lines in the next five years.
Transport firms at coach stations in HCM City expect an unprecedented low passenger demand for travel during the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 200,000 public transport vehicles are required to install cameras by December 3, following a Government Decree to monitor drivers and passenger conduct. However, the number of vehicles equipped with cameras is still low.
The Cat Linh – Ha Dong elevated railway project provides a lesson on public asset valuation. Selling and buying back infrastructure projects at their real value will allow the effective usage of resources.
The HCMC Transportation Works Construction Investment Project Management Authority (TCIP) has proposed replacing the line with a high-quality green bus route with a priority lane to take advantage of foreign loans.
Director of the HCM City Transport Department Tran Quang Lam said the department joined forces with Tri Nam Group on December 16 to organize a ceremony to launch the public bike rental service in district 1.
A number of experts are against Hanoi’s plan to prohibit motorbikes beginning in 2025, warning that proper conditions will not be ready to implement the plan.
Digitizing public transport has led to practical benefits for consumers.
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has approved a list of projects to attract foreign investment in the 2021-2025 period, including three metro line projects in HCMC.
The Management Board of the HCM City Green Transport Development Project has said there could be serious consequences if the city postpones the Bus Rapid Transit No 1 project.
Many localities still have strict regulations on testing and isolating people returning home, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) reported after a week of piloting passenger transport activities.
The Ministry of Transport has drafted a plan to gradually resume public transport activities after many provinces and cities have relaxed social distancing measures.
The HCM City People’s Committee plans to establish technical standards to develop a single smart card that could be used for all types of public transport.