The resolution about strengthening public transportation and limiting personal vehicles has been approved by HCM City People's Council. According to the resolution, HCM City will start charging cars entering the city centre from 2021 to 2025, setting up emission control areas and charging environment pollution fees from 2021 to 2030, and pursuing transit-oriented urban development during 2021-2030 period. The city people's council emphasised that they need a synchronised solution to control personal vehicles and public consensus. Before limiting personal vehicles, HCM City authorities must ensure that all requirements about infrastructure, public bus networks, metro lines, parking lots for motorbikes and public bicycle services are met. Previously, HCM City People's Committee proposed 17 solutions to strengthen public transportation by 2030 including completing the metro lines 1, 2 and 5 on time, completing several bus rapid transit routes, investing in minibuses and launching … [Read more...] about HCM City to introduce congestion charge from 2021
A large number of cars on a road in HCMC - PHOTO: THANH HOA HCMC – In explaining its recent proposal to build 34 booths to collect fees from cars entering the downtown area, the HCMC Department of Transport said it is aimed at reducing traffic congestion and environmental pollution in the area and developing public transport. … [Read more...] about HCMC transport dept explains downtown toll booth building proposal
A downtown street is crowded with vehicles. The HCMC Department of Transport has proposed building 34 booths to collect fees from cars entering the central business district - PHOTO: LE ANH HCMC – The HCMC Department of Transport has proposed the municipal government spend VND250 billion building 34 booths to collect fees from cars entering the central business district, as part of a traffic control scheme, the local media reported. … [Read more...] about HCMC transport dept proposes 34 downtown toll booths
Landslides in Mekong Delta attributed to sand exploitation The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Mekong River Commission (MRC) say the river bed of Mekong’s two main tributaries in Mekong Delta fell by 1.4 meters in 1998-2008 due to sand overexploitation. … [Read more...] about Will the sand in the Red River be depleted in 100 years?