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.
Environmentally-friendly buses in Ho Chi Minh City could face operating problems as compressed natural gas (CNG) suppliers plan to reduce CNG supply, according to local authorities.
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.
Hanoi will pilot three bus routes using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from August 1, according to the city’s Department of Transport.
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.
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.
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.