While the expressway’s speed limit sits at a lofty 120km per hour, vehicles battling weekend traffic typically inch along at 10kph.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed the establishment of a steering committee to prevent traffic jams in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Traffic congestions around Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City has persisted for a long time. However, the busiest airport in the country may see much-needed improvements with three proposed projects costing a total of VND15 trillion (US$660 million).
As many as 35 different suggestions to tackle traffic congestion in Ho Chi Minh City were put forward at a meeting on Friday, attracting debates and arguments from around 50 local scientists, experts and officials.
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has asked the Department of Transport to seek measures to tackle traffic jams at 37 traffic-congestion hotspots across the city, including those at seaports.
Many people are questioning the validity of the survey, and asking who was asked.
Hanoi is planning to review and adjust school and business hours in a bid to reduce traffic jams and pollution.
Ho Chi Minh City authorities are struggling to deal with severe congestion inside and outside a highly hectic port considered among the busiest in Vietnam.
VOV.VN - Heavy downpour in the morning of June 13 caused severe flooding and traffic congestion in many streets in Hanoi. Some photos:
In a move to relieve traffic pressure and environment pollution, Hanoi is considering banning motorbikes entirely by 2030, as well as other measures like fee collection in rush hours and stricter regulations on app-based ride hailing services.
Hanoi’s lawmakers are expected to make a decision this July about reducing traffic congestion in the city with a motorbike ban in 2030.
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are seeking funds worth a combined VND105 trillion (US$4.6 billion) to invest in roads and bridges in an attempt to ease traffic jams and protect the environment.
Authorities of central province of Nghe An have provided to the press detailed information on the May 15 arrest of Hoang Duc Binh, born 1983, a resident of Hung Trung commune, Hung Nguyen district, and incidents related to Binh.
VOV.VN - The longest flyover in Hanoi located in the district of Long Bien connecting Route 5 with the Noi Bai Airport has been successful at helping to alleviate traffic congestion, says the municipal people’s committee.
Hours-long traffic congestion was observed in various areas surrounding Tan San Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on April 28 as people started leaving the southern metropolis for a four-day holiday.
Some 17 black spots where traffic accidents are common have been reported in Ho Chi Minh City. Of them, many are located on roads to sea ports and dry ports, causing serious traffic congestion and hindering the city’s development, the municipal Department of Transport has said.
President Tran Dai Quang on April 26 met with voters in Ho Chi Minh City’s Districts 1, 3 and 4 to listen to their opinions, mostly in issues on the environment, the settlement of complaints related to land use, solutions to traffic congestion, and education quality improvement.
VOV.VN - Heavy rains caused chaos in Ho Chi Minh City on the morning of April 24 as many streets were in serve traffic congestion.
Several experts in Ho Chi Minh City have blamed motorbikes for causing congestion and proposed plans to ban motorbikes in the city.
Ho Chi Minh City is looking to integrate a pilot bike sharing service with the city's bus network in an effort to make public transport more appealing to local people and reduce serious traffic congestion around the city center.