In spite of practicing social distancing to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from further spreading; major traffic infrastructure projects in HCMC have been under construction with all officials, workers and contractors trying to not only ensure anti-pandemic requirements according to the Ministry of Health’s guidelines but also build these projects on schedule.
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.
The Mien Dong (Eastern) Coach Station in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Thanh District yesterday officially installed microchip that stores and processes information and an antenna to receive and transmit signals aiming to avoid endless vehicles’ queues at the entrance of the station.
Millions of people started rushing to Mien Dong (East) and Mien Tay (West) coach stations to return their hometowns for celebration of Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day holidays in Ho Chi Minh City late Friday.
Most of high quality passenger transport companies in Mien Dong (East) Coach Station have run out of Tet tickets, meantime tickets are still available in companies outside the station but prices have tripled over normal.
Thousands of people finished their final working day in 2017 late on Friday, hurried to move to coach stations for their hometowns to celebrate New Year holiday 2018, causing traffic gridlock in many streets and overloading the stations.