Vietnam to equip 200,000 vehicles with safety cameras

Vietnam to equip 200,000 vehicles with safety cameras

Around 200,000 coaches, container trucks and tractors would be equipped with cameras starting July to monitor driver and passenger conduct in accordance with a government decree. Read more »
Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship refloated

Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship refloated

Shipping was on the move again late on Monday in Egypt’s Suez Canal after tugs refloated a giant container ship which had been blocking the channel for almost a week,... Read more »
Not just coal-fired plants, here’s the true carbon threat of Vietnam

Not just coal-fired plants, here’s the true carbon threat of Vietnam

Vietnam is home to roughly 50 million motorbikes, five times as many as in Japan. Motorbikes and other transportation for 99% of the city’s carbon dioxide emissions in Saigon. These... Read more »
Land handover remains a roadblock for major HCMC transport projects

Land handover remains a roadblock for major HCMC transport projects

Six major transport projects in HCMC – four bridges and two roads – remain mired in land acquisition issues. Read more »
$8.6 bln needed for Mekong Delta traffic infrastructure until 2025: transport ministry

$8.6 bln needed for Mekong Delta traffic infrastructure until 2025: transport ministry

Over VND198 trillion ($8.6 billion) would be needed to upgrade Mekong Delta traffic infrastructure until 2025, the Transport Ministry said Saturday. Read more »
Central Vietnam tunnel remains open to traffic despite financial woes

Central Vietnam tunnel remains open to traffic despite financial woes

The Hai Van Tunnel 2 will remain open to traffic despite an investor announcing its closure because it had become financially unviable. Read more »
Downtown Hanoi sees unusual crowdedness on first day of Lunar New Year

Downtown Hanoi sees unusual crowdedness on first day of Lunar New Year

Contrary to expectations of a tranquil atmosphere, the area around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi witnessed local residents coming out to the streets in even larger droves than normal. On Friday... Read more »

Phd student pilots smart traffic-surveillance system for HCM City

Phan Ngọc Hưng, 26, was the valedictorian in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the International University in HCM City. Photo courtesy of International University Gia Lộc HCM CITY— During... Read more »
Cua Hoi Bridge temporarily opens to traffic in central Vietnam

Cua Hoi Bridge temporarily opens to traffic in central Vietnam

The Cua Hoi Bridge connecting the north-central Vietnamese provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh has allowed the circulation of rudimentary vehicles, motorcycles, scooters, cars under 15 seats and trucks... Read more »
$87 million investing into traffic cameras nationwide

$87 million investing into traffic cameras nationwide

The prime minister has just approved the project of installing traffic surveillance cameras on all national highways and expressways in the country. Read more »
$43,300 prize to decongest Da Lat traffic

$43,300 prize to decongest Da Lat traffic

Lam Dong Province is offering a grand prize of VND1 billion ($43,346) to whoever provides the best solution to traffic congestion in iconic Da Lat. Read more »

Quality of life in Hanoi better than HCMC: report

Hanoi has done better than Ho Chi Minh City in a quality of life index with the northern city ranked safer than its southern sister, a report states. Read more »
Ho Chi Minh City to reroute traffic in downtown area for Lunar New Year celebrations

Ho Chi Minh City to reroute traffic in downtown area for Lunar New Year celebrations

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport announced a detailed plan of rerouting traffic on several streets in District 1 ahead and during the upcoming 2021 Lunar New Year,... Read more »
Hanoi, HCMC must get rid of outdated vehicles to protect environment: government directive

Hanoi, HCMC must get rid of outdated vehicles to protect environment: government directive

Hanoi, HCMC and other localities threatened by air pollution must take dilapidated vehicles off their roads, the government has said in a directive. Read more »
Hanoi expressway proposed for expansion as it hits maximum capacity

Hanoi expressway proposed for expansion as it hits maximum capacity

The main investor of Phap Van-Cau Gie Expressway proposed to expand the project to 8-10 lanes as it could reach maximum capacity in two years. Read more »
Hanoi to reroute traffic during 13th National Party Congress

Hanoi to reroute traffic during 13th National Party Congress

Authorities will suspend and reroute traffic on many streets in Hanoi during multiple hours from January 24 to February 2 to facilitate the activities of the 13th National Party Congress.... Read more »
Hanoi to restrict downtown traffic for Party Congress

Hanoi to restrict downtown traffic for Party Congress

Hanoi will impose traffic restrictions on 20 downtown streets from January 24 to February 2 as a security measure for the National Party Congress. Read more »
New highways, bridges set to ease gridlock in Mekong Delta

New highways, bridges set to ease gridlock in Mekong Delta

Several major transport projects that have been completed will ease traffic overload on many of the Mekong Delta’s roads and bridges during the Lunar New Year. Read more »
Garbage overload, road construction blamed as Hanoi air quality takes a dive

Garbage overload, road construction blamed as Hanoi air quality takes a dive

Large-scale industrial activities, trash overload and sidewalk paving are among major contributors to worsening air quality in Hanoi, environment officials said. Read more »
Southern province plans $69 mln road expansion to boost new airport links

Southern province plans $69 mln road expansion to boost new airport links

Dong Nai is planning a VND1.6 trillion ($69.3 million) expansion Road 769 to boost connectivity of the Long Thanh International Airport. Read more »
4 key HCMC traffic projects to be completed in 2021

4 key HCMC traffic projects to be completed in 2021

HCMC is expected to complete four major transport infrastructure projects in 2021, helping relieve congestion and flooding and vastly improving connectivity. Read more »
Vietnam’s tough drunk driving law gets the ‘tough’ going

Vietnam’s tough drunk driving law gets the ‘tough’ going

With over 185,000 drunk drivers subjected to heavier punishments in 2020, traffic cops are noticing improved driving attitudes on Vietnamese roads. Read more »
TRAFFIC launches social marketing initiative to drive down tiger product consumption

TRAFFIC launches social marketing initiative to drive down tiger product consumption

TRAFFIC launched a 3-year social marketing programme aiming to reduce demand for tiger products in Vietnam. The project will draw upon the latest in behavioural science to discourage the medicinal... Read more »
Ho Chi Minh City authorities ask local airport to build bus stop at domestic terminal

Ho Chi Minh City authorities ask local airport to build bus stop at domestic terminal

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has requested Tan Son Nhat International Airport to adjust the traffic lanes and install a new bus stop at its domestic terminal.... Read more »
HCMC-Dong Nai expressway widening proposed at $434 mln

HCMC-Dong Nai expressway widening proposed at $434 mln

A state firm commissioned to study the need for widening the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway has recommended upgrades to a 24-km section. Read more »
Da Nang calls for US$2 billion investment in 2021-2025

Da Nang calls for US$2 billion investment in 2021-2025

The central city of Da Nang has called for total investment of VND47.5 trillion (US$2 billion) from the State Budget and foreign sources for the development of 38 projects between... Read more »
Da Nang calls for 2-billion-USD investment in 2021-2025

Da Nang calls for 2-billion-USD investment in 2021-2025

The central city of Da Nang has called for total investment of 47.5 trillion VND (2 billion USD) from the State Budget and foreign sources for the development of 38... Read more »
Five injured as car hits 8 bikes in Saigon

Five injured as car hits 8 bikes in Saigon

At least five people were injured after a car hit eight motorbikes in Saigon and was only stopped at an electric pole Thursday night. Read more »
HCMC, neighbor Long An Province to upgrade multiple roads

HCMC, neighbor Long An Province to upgrade multiple roads

Seven roads between HCMC and its Mekong Delta neighbor Long An Province will be upgraded and widened at a cost of VND24.4 trillion ($1.05 billion) by 2025. Read more »
Public transport to Da Nang halted to contain fresh Covid-19 outbreak

Public transport to Da Nang halted to contain fresh Covid-19 outbreak

Public transport vehicles, including flights, cannot enter or leave Da Nang, now Vietnam's biggest Covid-19 hotspot, for the next 15 days. Read more »
HCMC trains 58 people to drive first metro trains

HCMC trains 58 people to drive first metro trains

58 candidates have begun a 15-month training course for driving trains on HCMC’s Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line. Read more »
HCMC to collect downtown toll from cars

HCMC to collect downtown toll from cars

HCMC will collect downtown toll from cars and zone motorbikes for five years (2021-2025) to promote public transportation and reduce traffic congestion. Read more »
HCMC mulls cashless minibus lines

HCMC mulls cashless minibus lines

The HCMC transport department has proposed the deployment of six minibus lines through the city’s industrial, urban areas and key traffic points. Read more »
Vegetable vendor Samaritan of road traffic victims

Vegetable vendor Samaritan of road traffic victims

1 a.m., Tuan left his house after a phone call. On the other end of the line, a traffic accident has just taken place. Read more »

Thủ Thiêm 2 Bridge to open to traffic by early 2021

Construction site of the Thủ Thiêm 2 Bridge connecting District 1 and 2 of HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — Thủ Thiêm 2 Bridge which links District 1... Read more »
South Korean jailed four years for killing woman in traffic accident

South Korean jailed four years for killing woman in traffic accident

A South Korean man will spend four years in jail for killing a woman in Nha Trang while driving drunk without a license. Read more »

Saigon to allow cars in both directions on more downtown streets at night

Cars will be able to move in both directions at night on a number of streets in Ho Chi Minh City that currently allow only one-way car traffic, according to the municipal... Read more »
Expressway through Vietnam national park poised to open

Expressway through Vietnam national park poised to open

The La Son - Tuy Loan Expressway through the Bach Ma National Park in central Vietnam will be completed by June. Read more »
Central Vietnam expressway through national park poised to open

Central Vietnam expressway through national park poised to open

The La Son - Tuy Loan Expressway through the Bach Ma National Park will be completed by June. Read more »
Inside the maintenance depot of Saigon’s first metro line

Inside the maintenance depot of Saigon’s first metro line

The Long Binh Depot in District 9 for Saigon’s first metro line between Ben Thanh Market and Suoi Tien is around 82 percent complete. Read more »
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