HCM City authorities have pledged to help contractors speed up work on the first metro line between Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9 so that it can be completed by the end of next year.
The Ho Chi Minh City Urban Railway Management Board (MAUR) will work with contractors, consulting firms and others to speed up the city’s first metro route between Ben Thanh and Suoi Tien, a recent meeting heard.
Air pollution in HCM City caused by vehicles has become even more serious than the level of pollution emitted by industrial zones, environmental experts say.
Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The has agreed with the Ministry of National Defence to expand Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City to both the south and north where a 157-ha golf course is located.
HCM City has about 200 bridges in need of repair or replacement, 30 of which will be repaired by 2020, said Bui Xuan Cuong, director of the city’s Department of Transport.
Ho Chi Minh City would like to refer to Sweden’s experience in developing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) model and public transport in general, a local official has said.
With Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities considering an increase in the number of hours that mini trucks are banned in the inner city, businesses are worried about its fallout.
Experts have called for more buses, bus routes and controls on private cars and motorcycles to help ease traffic congestion in Ho Chi Minh City.
Following Hanoi and Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City has also come up with a roadmap to limit private vehicles in order to ease traffic congestion.
A number of decades-old trees along a street in Ho Chi Minh City’s center are slated to be either cut or relocated to make way for a bridge construction, the municipal transport department said on July 5.
Authorities have proposed an expansion plan for HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport that will enable it to handle 45 million passengers a year.
HCM City has agreed to the transport department’s proposal to open temporary smart parking lots in downtown areas to meet demand.
HCM City will focus on easing traffic jams in the two worst affected areas before year-end - roads leading to Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Cat Lai Port - an official has said.
The HCM City Department of Transport has called on the administration to build smart parking lots at hospitals to meet the burgeoning demand for parking space at most of them.
Work on a number of major traffic projects under the public-private partnership model in HCM City are expected to begin in 2016, the municipal Department of Transport said.