Removing motorbikes from the inner-city traffic system is one of the main goals of the master development and modernization plan of Hanoi in the next ten years.
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.
Hanoi will have to invest around US$20 billion expanding and upgrading its transport infrastructure in the next five years to catch up with the breakneck vehicle growth, officials said at a meeting on March 8.
The transport ministry wants electronic toll collection systems (ETCs) installed at all toll booths nationwide from 2020, to end delays and cut costs, Deputy Minister Nguyen Hong Truong said.
Travel on the north-south railway line was interrupted for almost 20 hours on March 11 after a train hit a lorry in central Quang Tri province on March 10 evening.
The National Committee for Traffic Safety and local ministries must take drastic measures to ensure traffic safety and order during spring festivals.
(VOV) -The Ministry of Transport (MoT) on January 31 held a ribbon cutting ceremony for what is an important international crossing for the country – the upgrade and expansion of the National Highway No. 1A.
For the first time in a decade, the number of fatalities from traffic accidents has dropped to under 10,000 in 2012. The figure was released at a conference on January 3 to review the 2012 Year of Traffic Safety.
(VOV) -The Hanoi Department of Transportation launched the flyover linking Dong Anh district’s Nam Hong road and Thang Long road to Noi Bai International Airport in a ceremony on December 12.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called for traffic congestion to be eased during the holiday season between the end of December and March 15.
Transport Minister Dinh La Thang has confirmed that his ministry’s proposal concerning new fees on personal vehicles is based on a National Assembly resolution and will benefit the entire people.
Traffic congestion in Hanoi has long been a problem, and urban planners are struggling to find immediate strategies or a long-term solution to address the issue.
The National Traffic Safety Committee reports that 44,548 accidents occurred in 2011, killing 11,395 people and injuring 48,734.
It is time to take immediate action to reduce traffic accidents and congestion, said Transport Minister Dinh La Thang during the National Assembly’s question time in Hanoi on November 23.