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Hanoi, HCM City and three other large cities have been instructed to consider zoning plans before restricting or banning motorbikes in some districts after 2030.

HCM City to pilot electric bus services within this quarter

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.

Which means of transport will Hanoians use in the next five years?

Hanoi plans to build three urban railway lines in the next five years.

Public bike service popular in HCM City

An innovative public bike rental service is attracting a rising number of customers after being piloted in HCM City.

Transport firms expect low passenger demand prior to Tet holiday

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. 

Transport businesses reluctant to install cameras as deadline nears

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.

Hanoi has ‘more than enough’ money to develop modern transport under new investment model

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.

Green bus route proposed to replace first BRT project in HCM City

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.

HCMC transport director sings while using new public bicycle service

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.

It’s too early to prohibit motorbikes in Hanoi in 2025: experts

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.

Digital transformation: one touch buys a bus ticket

Digitizing public transport has led to practical benefits for consumers.

Govt calls for foreign investment in metro line projects in HCMC

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.

First smart e-buses hit Hanoi streets

The first smart electric buses in Vietnam that use eco-friendly energy were officially put into operation in Hanoi on Thursday.

First smart e-bus fleet hits Hanoi street

VinBus Ecology Transport Services Limited Liability Company (VinBus), the transport services arm of conglomerate Vingroup, is due to launch the first smart electric bus fleet of Vietnam in Hanoi starting December 2.

HCM City warned of problems if BRT project is delayed

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.

48 localities reopen pilot interprovincial bus transport

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. 

Transport Ministry plans to resume public transport activities in Vietnam

The Ministry of Transport has drafted a plan to gradually resume public transport activities after many provinces and cities have relaxed social distancing measures.

HCM City wants to use one smart card for all public transport

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.

Transport firms in distress as revenue drops

The transport, hospitality and service sectors in Da Nang are experiencing tough days because of the Covid-19 crisis as many businesses have left the market because they no longer have clients and revenue.

HCM City to reduce investment of BRT route, extend completion date to 2023

HCM City authorities plan to reduce investment for the first bus rapid transit route (BRT No 1) by US$12.17 million (from $155.85 million to $143.68 million),