Ho Chi Minh City has deployed a number of plans to increase the number of commuters using buses to 11.2 percent this years, up 1.6 percentage points from last year.
Transport companies in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi plan to increase the number of trains and buses to cope with the rush expected during the long National Day weekend next month.
The HCM City Department of Transport aims to have 75 percent of the new buses running on clean fuel by the end of 2020.
The Truong Hai Automobile Company (Thaco) plans to export locally manufactured buses, cars and semi-trailers as well as spare parts and accessories to the US, Canada, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines worth 60 million USD in 2019.
Carrying more passengers and cargo than permitted and lack of fire safety equipment including extinguishers were the most common violations committed by inter-provincial public transport buses, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport reported following inspections.
The Hanoi Transport Corporation (Transerco) put into operation 15 European-standard buses on November 7.
Fifteen new high-quality buses with capacity of 60 seats each were put into operation on two routes in Hanoi from June 1.
Hanoi’s bus rapid transit (BRT) developer has addressed reports that the system’s buses cost more than they should, arguing that the allegations were made without a clear understanding of the project’s procurement contract.
The municipal authority of Ho Chi Minh City has taken measures to improve the city’s public passenger transportation, aiming to increase the number of bus passengers by 5% this year.
Muggers posing as passengers have been terrorizing buses in southern Vietnam for years, seemingly above the law as authorities seem unable to shut them down.
The public transport authority of Ho Chi Minh City has announced its plan to install surveillance cameras in all subsidized buses by the end of 2016.
Taliban fighters in the southern Afghan province of Helmand stopped vehicles and detained at least 25 people, officials said on June 21, as the insurgents continued a series of abductions on Afghanistan's highways over the past few weeks.
Another victim in a collision between two buses and one truck that left 12 people dead and 40 others injured in Binh Thuan Province on May 22 has succumbed to severe burns.
Public buses services in Hanoi, once very popular, have been losing around 150,000 passengers every day this year as many people have become unhappy with traffic jams.
Bamboo Capital Group (BCG) and 1-5 Auto Joint Stock Company on December 24 signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement.
More than 56,000 completely built units (CBUs) of automobiles were imported during the first half of this year, an increase of 30,000 units over the same period last year.
Ho Chi Minh City plans to install surveillance cameras to prevent sexual harassment and theft on buses, according to the city's Public Transport Management and Operations Centre.
Scores of Swedish enterprises will come to Vietnam this year in the hunt for investment and business opportunities.
(VOV) - The Ministry of Industry and Trade has issued a decree banning the importation of used cars, carriers, special purpose vehicles and ambulances over five years old effective from February 20.
Two buses especially designed for people with disabilities have been put into operation in HCM City.