Ho Chi Minh City is carrying out multiple methods and programmes to reduce air pollution and CO2 emissions in its aim to create a "clean, green and beautiful" city.
The four routes operated by 30-seat buses will be subsidized and operated in densely-populated areas to reduce traffic congestion and minimize pollution in Hanoi.
The HCM City Department of Transport aims to have 75 percent of the new buses running on clean fuel by the end of 2020.
Buses using compressed natural gas or CNG are deemed more eco-friendly than normal buses, however Hanoi’s plan to introduce a new fleet of buses has been hindered by multiple obstacles.
Ho Chi Minh City plans to increase the number of compressed natural gas (CNG) – powered buses with a view of running 841 CNG buses on 39 routes by the end of this year.
A plan of Ho Chi Minh City to treble the number of buses running on compressed natural gas (CNG) by the end of 2017 might be in jeopardy as the CNG price has increased this year and is forecast to edge up further in the coming years.
Officials from the transport sectors of southern provinces urged the Government to issue special policies to encourage the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) in public transportation.
A Ho Chi Minh City-based transport cooperative has launched an environment-friendly bus route, adding 23 buses that run on compressed natural gas to its fleet.
PetroVietnam Southern Gas (PGS) approved the divestment of its 14.9 million shares, a 55.2% stake, in natural gas producer CNG Vietnam Joint Stock Company (CNG) on January 27.
HCM 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.
Two buses especially designed for people with disabilities have been put into operation in HCM City.