Minister of Defense General Ngo Xuan Lich and HCMC Party Committee secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan chaired the conference on October 14 (Photo: SGGP)

Defense Ministry to assist HCMC to solve port traffic jam

The Defense Ministry will assist HCMC to terminate land for defence purpose encroachment in the city and solve traffic jams around Tan Son Nhat Aiport and Cat Lai Seaport, announced the ministry at a meeting in HCMC yesterday.
Thousands of automobiles line up in Saigon Bridge towards the center area of HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Company proposes to collect auto fee in downtown HCMC

The HCMC Department of Transport said that Tien Phong Technology Services and Development Joint Stock Company has submitted to the city People’s Committee a fee collection project to automobiles in downtown areas to limit traffic jam.
A new residential area in Pham Hung street, Binh Chanh district, HCMC has provided new accommodations far from the center of the city (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC needs stronger assistance from Gov't to tackle traffic jam

If HCMC doesn't take more initiatives and the Government doesn't give more assistances, it will be difficult for the city to tackle the currently complicated traffic jam, according to Mr. Hoang Minh Tri, former head of HCMC Institute for Development Study.

Common image during rush hours in Cong Hoa street, Tan Binh district, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC studies expansion of working hour deviation

The HCMC People’s Committee has tasked HCMC Institute for Development Studies (HIDS) to urgently re-estimate the efficiency of school and working hour deviation and propose feasible solutions to tackle worsening and spreading traffic jam in the city.
Truong Chinh, one of streets which HCMC has proposed the Ministry of Transport to open entrances to Tan Son Nhat Airport (Photo: SGGP)

Land prices up after proposal to open more entrances to airport

After Ho Chi Minh City proposed the Ministry of Transport to open more entrances to Tan Son Son Nhat International Airport to ease traffic jam in Truong Son street, the airport’s sole entrance route now, land and house prices in proposed areas have rocketed up.