Vietnam aims to reduce private vehicles

It is an urgent need for Vietnam to increase public transport and reduce private vehicle. This was agreed at a recent debate of representatives from nine sub-committees of the National Traffic Safety Committee.

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Experts said Vietnam has prioritized infrastructure expansion but the annual growth of travel demand is always higher than the growth of transport infrastructure.

The ratio of public transport does not increase and is even decreasing in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (from about 12 percent in 2014 to 10 percent and 8 percent in 2015 and 2016, respectively).

Ho Chi Minh City has nearly 10 million motorbikes and personal cars and the figure in Hanoi is nearly 7 million. Many newly-constructed wide roads are still congested at rush hours.

They emphasized the need to invest in developing a modern bus system in order to meet 75 percent of the daily travel need./.

VNA