Everyone who wants smooth movement on roads in Ho Chi Minh City now can visit the city’s traffic website at giaothong.hochiminhcity.gov.vn, which made its debut on January 19.
The capital seeks public opinions to unblock the gridlock as the city cannot keep up with the rapidly growing number of personal vehicles.
Police in Danang recently announced that they will begin fining traffic violators using footage captured by nine newly-installed surveillance cameras in the city.
As the year is coming to an end, Tuoi Tre News has prepared a list of 10 most thought-provoking issues about traffic in Vietnam this year.
Drivers of cars might have to pay a fee to be able to enter downtown Ho Chi Minh City in the near future, according to a new plan aimed at alleviating traffic jams.
The Hanoi police are applying a range of measures to ease traffic congestion in the city as Tet (Lunar New Year) draws near.
The increase of personal vehicles and poor transport infrastructure are the major reasons for traffic congestion in Hanoi and other big cities in Vietnam.
HCM City’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) reached VND732.44 trillion (US$33.2 billion) in the first nine months of the year, up 7.76% against the same period last year, according to the municipal People’s Committee.
The Prime Minister has asked ministries, sectors and localities to step up measures to ensure traffic safety and social order while meeting the travel demands of passengers during the upcoming national holiday of National Independence Day (September 2) and the new school year (September 5).
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.
HCM City will focus on easing traffic jams in the two worst affected areas before year-end - roads leading to Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Cat Lai Port - an official has said.
Ho Chi Minh City’s leaders and newly-elected lawmakers began a three-day session of the People’s Council on August 3 to discuss socio-economic targets amid many complaints about extended flooding, traffic jams and pollution.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade will likely continue to require importers of complete built up (CBU) cars with less than nine seats to show proof that they are authorised dealers for foreign automakers.
Bus fares in Hanoi will continue to rise after more cuts to government subsidies, Ha Huy Quang, Deputy Director of Hanoi’s Transport Department said at a press conference on May 31.
Ho Chi Minh City authorities are taking several measures to ease traffic congestion at the city’s main gateways, including widening of a section of National Highway No 13 and the construction of an underground tunnel.
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.
The central city of Danang will start construction of a road tunnel at the junction of Dien Bien Phu, Nguyen Tri Phuong and Le Do, one of the busiest roundabouts in the city, with a total investment of VND220 billion (US$9.77 million) in the third quarter of this year.
The People’s Committee of Hanoi on April 1 urged municipal departments, sectors and relevant offices to speed up construction on key transport projects and put them into operation in 2016, to reduce traffic congestion in the capital.
A major plan to pave sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City downtown with granite will be a waste of money, taking resources away from more pressing problems that the city should solve to attract tourists, experts have said.
Traffic congestion costs Ho Chi Minh City more than VND18.3 trillion (US$820.4 million) every year and is hampering local economic growth.