Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are seeking various measures to improve traffic infrastructure to keep pace with the mushrooming of high-rises, especially in downtown areas.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has sent a proposal to the Ministry of Transport to raise several aviation service charges in order to reduce peak-hour overloads and raise money for infrastructure development.
Nearly 4,200 new cars and 9,000 new motorbikes are registered in the city every month.
Head of the Management Center of the Saigon River Tunnel Le Minh Triet has said that as per the traffic digital map management system, a system of 300 surveillance cameras will be installed in traffic jam-prone spots.
Authorities in Danang are looking at a proposal to block access to car hailing mobile applications Uber and Grab due to traffic concerns.
Saigon's infamous congestion was brought to a whole new level on January 22 as migrant workers packed their bags to return home for Tet, or the Lunar New Year.
A cable car developer has proposed building a cable-propelled transit system for passengers to reach Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, instead of struggling in the usually crowded main streets leading to Vietnam’s busiest airdrome.
The capital seeks public opinions to unblock the gridlock as the city cannot keep up with the rapidly growing number of personal vehicles.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has announced specific routes for vehicles traveling into and out of the metropolis in a bid to reduce traffic congestion ahead of the Lunar New Year.
The Ho Chi Minh City administration has ordered the arrangement of exclusive scheduling for certain commuter groups, a plan previously rejected by local authorities to ease the city’s congestion.
Vietnam’s plan to make airlines park their planes overnight at a different airport to reduce congestion at Tan Son Nhat has been dismissed by industry insiders as impractical.
Major changes in the bus routes from the capital are to go into effect on January 2, said the deputy director of the city’s Transport Department, Ha Huy Quang. The changes are intended to reduce congestion.
The O Dong Mac – Nguyen Khoai flyover in the belt road No.1 in the capital city of Hanoi was opened to traffic on December 26, expected to ease traffic jam in the eastern part of the city.
As the ongoing debate on a possible motorbike ban in Vietnamese cities picks up momentum, a traffic expert has weighed in with his assertion that cars are contributing more to the problem than motorbikes.
VOV.VN -Hanoi drivers face the worst congestion in the nation and spend countless hours per year stuck in traffic delays— but the commute to work on the morning of September 20 was even worse than usual.
Ho Chi Minh City authorities have proposed more than VND1.8 trillion (US$80.6 million) in improvement projects aimed at dealing with inundation at the city’s major airport and congestion and its entrance.
Residents of Ho Chi Minh City are still waiting for competent authorities to come up with prompt and permanent solutions to regular traffic congestion at the entrance of Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
The Saigon River Tunnel Management Center will start work on two exits for Nguyen Van Cu Bridge in HCM City by the end of this quarter and they would be ready in quarter two next year, thus reducing heavy traffic at the intersection of Tran Hung Dao Street.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) plans to slightly reduce aircraft movements at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in peak hours from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to ease congestion this summer.
Limiting personal transport means is suggested an urgent solution for Hanoi to tackling congestion, which is mainly caused by the mismatch between the poor infrastructure and the boom of individual vehicles.