Rampant traffic jam keeps occurring in the entrance gateways to HCMC, especially areas surrounding Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Mien Dong (East) Coach Station in days near Tet holiday every year. However projects meant for reducing the traffic jam have been stagnant due to complicated procedures.
In efforts to reduce traffic jam, Ho Chi Minh City has built and put into operation lots of traffic works and they have worked in some areas. In the upcoming time, many projects will be constructed to ease traffic pressure in the main roads of the city.
At the question-and-answer session of the 9th Ho Chi Minh City People Council’s 15th sitting yesterday, Director of the municipal Department of Transport Tran Quang Lam said that traffic congestion in the city is expected to be solved thoroughly by 2025.
Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, two biggest cities of Vietnam, have been facing severe traffic jam and environmental pollution caused by exhaust fume. Lots of researches and programs have been drawn and expected to well control operation of private vehicles and create conditions for public transport development. Still experts have advised the cities to go step by step to obtain the target.
Deputy chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen presided over a meeting with relevant agencies on the progress of major projects to ease traffic jam in areas surrounding Tan Son Nhat International Airport on March 15.
Scientists, economic and urban traffic experts from research institutions and universities yesterday said that solutions to ease traffic jam in HCMC’s project on public passenger transport development and private motorbike limitation are just short term provisional solutions, unable to tackle the root of the years long traffic overloading in HCMC.
Thu Duc district of Ho Chi Minh City officially launched its app “ Do thi Thu Duc” in mobile phone yesterday to receive complaints of traffic infrastructure incidents, traffic congestions and accidents, inundation, security order and firefighting.
Japanese businesses have paid the most interest in environment-life field including traffic jam and flooding in HCMC, said Mr. Pham Thiet Hoa, director of HCMC Investment and Trade Promotion Center (IPTC) on November 18.