As workers have started to return to their jobs in factories and companies in Ho Chi Minh City and the Eastern provinces, the traffic volume from Mekong Delta provinces passing through Rach Mieu Bridge has increased again.
On the morning of January 29, at the end of Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway connecting to National Highway 30 and National Highway 1A in the territory of Tien Giang Province, thousands of cars lined up for a few kilometers long. Vehicles had to follow each other little by little because the number of vehicles in Trung Luong - My Thuan route and vice versa sharply increased.
Covid-19 checkpoints in Go Vap District on June 02 were no longer overflowed with people and traffic thanks to the district’s initiative to set up stations further away from each other, let traffic through during rush hours, and perform unannounced inspections.
Provincial municipalities and traffic experts are working to come up with infrastructures to relieve traffic from the National Route 51 and improve the road situation of the key Southern economic region.
National Route 51 has long been subjected to severe traffic jams, costing HCMC’s citizens and authorities tremendous amounts of time and money, increasing logistics and production costs as well as creating road crashes.
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.