Haphazard urbanization has meant that HCMC has only achieved 8 percent of its per capita greenery goal of 6.7 square meters.
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has instructed the Management Board of Urban Railway (MAUR) to send the changes to the first two metro lines’ cost estimates to the municipal People’s Council for approval.
Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities have asked the National Assembly (NA) to increase investment for the city’s first two metro lines that start near Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and end at Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9 and Tham Luong depot in District 12.
Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities have proposed increasing capitalisation for the city’s first two metro lines as the projects continue to face a capital shortage.
The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has submitted a number of recommendations for the Hanoi People’s Committee’s ambition to build three metro lines worth over US$15 billion by 2025.
Ho Chi Minh City’s municipal government is seeking permission from the central government to build an elevated road to help reduce traffic congestion.
Japanese businesses are keen to share experience, transfer technology and invest in the construction of metro line 3A and a trade centre at the central station of metro line No1 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Visiting Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko has shared his country’s wish to expand links with Hanoi, especially in developing public transport.
The first and second metro lines of Ho Chi Minh City may not be able to operate upon completion due to problems surrounding its internal radio frequencies.