With more than 26,000 taxis, HCM City’s traffic congestion has worsened in recent years. – VNA/VNS Photo Viet Nam News HCM CITY – Stand on just about any sidewalk in downtown HCM City and you can’t fail to see an oncoming stream of taxis, a welcome sight for passengers during rush hour and rainy days, but quite a nuisance for many others. Some local residents and officials say the explosion of taxi services in recent years is contributing to traffic congestion, which has become increasingly worse. As of 2016, there were a total of 11,060 traditional taxis and 15,300 app-based taxis, double the number that city officials had previously targeted. Traffic is often so bad around the city that it’s uncommon for a resident to go for more than a day without struggling to wriggle through crowded streets at any time of the day. Adding to the congestion is the daily flush of vehicles that enter and leave the city from neighbouring provinces. Though the city’s … [Read more...] about Are taxis making HCM City’s traffic worse?
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On Reunification Day, April 30, vehicles will not be allowed on HCM City’s Nguyễn Huệ Street between 6pm and 10pm. — Photo nld.com.vn Viet Nam News HCM CITY — HCM City will ban all vehicles between 6pm and 10pm on Nguyễn Huệ Street on Reunification Day, April 30. According to the city Department of Transport, the ban is to ensure order and safety during the holiday. Vehicles going from Lê Thánh Tôn to Tôn Đức Thắng have been told to take Đồng Khởi Street or Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa and Hàm Nghi streets. In the reverse direction, they can take Hàm Nghi and Pasteur streets or Công Trường, Mê Linh and Hai Bà Trưng streets. The department has also called for a suspension of all road works during Reunification Day and Labour Day on May 1. Units in charge have been told to speed up the works and relay the roads before April 29. — VNS … [Read more...] about HCM City bans vehicles on Nguyễn Huệ Street on April 30
Workers set up a car ban pole on Giảng Võ Street, Hà Nội. - Photo zing.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội has decided to ban Uber and Grab cars on 13 streets during rush hours in an effort to tackle increasing traffic jams. The city’s Department of Transport has, so far, installed signs prohibiting taxis and nine-seater commercial cars and smaller ones, including those of popular transportation networks Uber and Grab, on nine out of 13 streets. The ban is due to go into effect from Thursday. Accordingly, commercial cars will not be allowed to run between 6 and 9am and from 4.30 to 7.30pm. The streets on which the cars are banned are Hoàng Hoa Thám, Mai Xuân Thưởng, Giảng Võ and Láng Hạ, as well as Lê Văn Lương, Trường Chinh, Khâm Thiên and Hàng Bài, in addition to Phủ Doãn, Xuân Thủy, Cầu Giấy, Giải Phóng and the Chương Dương Bridge on the lane from Long Biên District to the city centre. Department director Vũ Văn Viện said the ban was aimed at reducing the … [Read more...] about Uber, Grab cars banned on 13 streets
An overturned light truck on the approach to Bình Triệu Bridge in HCM City’s Thủ Đức District. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Linh Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The chairman of HCM City People’s Committee Nguyễn Thành Phong instructed the municipal Department of Transport and relevant authorities to make studies for banning all light trucks during the day time in an effort to ease traffic congestion. “This is a necessary solution because traffic congestion is happening throughout the day, not only during peak hours, especially at the city’s enterences, major roads, Tân Sơn Nhất Airport and Cát Lái Port,” Phong said at a Friday meeting to review traffic and safety for the first six months of this year. “Relevant authorities must continue to properly guide traffic routes, install more traffic lights, and arrange traffic police to ease traffic congestion,” he added. Phong also asked authorities to speed up projects to collect car parking fees, to set up walking streets in downtown and … [Read more...] about HCMC to ban light trucks in daytime
A police officer direct traffic in HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Linh Viet Nam News By An Phương HCM CITY – You’ve probably heard of multiple measures to ease traffic congestion in HCM City, but are you aware that the city plans to restrict motorbikes by 2030? As far as I know, HCM City is the third city, besides Hà Nộ i and Đà N ẵng, to come up with a roadmap to limit private vehicles travelling to the city centre and to areas prone to traffic congestion. According to the proposal’s first phase from now until 2020, the city will increase parking fees, restrict parking for motorbikes and impose a toll on vehicles entering the city centre. During peak hours between 7am and 7pm, motorbike travel will be restricted between Tân Bình District’s Tr ư ờ ng Sơn Stree t and District 1’s Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street, and between Pasteur Street (Lý Tự Trọng – Điện Biên Phủ section) and Nam Kì Khởi Nghĩa Street (Điện Biên Phủ - Lý Tự Trọng section). The city will also … [Read more...] about Is a motorbike restriction or ban the way to go for HCM City?
Inspectors from the southern province of Bình Dương have detected several cases involving the use of banned substances in animal husbandry over the past week. — VNA/VNS Photo Chí Tưởng Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The two largest private abattoirs in HCM City, which supply thousands of pigs to the market everyday, will be closed down on June 30. All substandard private abattoirs will also be closed by the end of next year, the municipal People’s Committee said. According to the plan for slaughterhouses in the city from 2016-20, which was approved by the committee recently, the city would step by step remove all private abattoirs and replace them with industrial ones to assure food hygiene and safety. Nam Phong abattoir in Bình Thạnh District and Hiệp Bình Chánh abattoir in Thủ Đức District will be forced to close down next month. The two abattoirs, as well as many private facilities in the city, reportedly failed to meet hygiene requirements. The slaughter was conducted on … [Read more...] about HCM City to remove substandard slaughterhouses
People check in at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Civil Aviation Administration of Việt Nam has banned two passengers from flying for nine to 12 months after they threatened airline staff and violated security regulations. Nguyễn Văn Sơn, 42, a resident of the northern port city of Hải Phòng, has been banned for nine months – August 19, 2017 to May, 18, 2018 – after he shouted at and threatened a flight attendant on the VJ282 flight from HCM City-Hải Phòng in June. After the ban is lifted, for another six months, Sơn will have to undergo compulsory checks to travel by air. Another passenger, Lê Thị Kim Ngân, has been banned for 12 months, starting August 21, 2017, after she allegedly assaulted an airline officer at Tân Sơn Nhất Airport. She will have to undergo compulsory checks from August 21, 2018, to February 20, 2019, to board a flight. Currently, regulations ban passengers from flights for three to … [Read more...] about Two passengers banned from flights for threat, assault
Traffic ban: Hà Nội will ban vehicles from Cầu Gỗ and Hàng Gai streets on Friday nights and at weekends.— Photo vneconomy.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The capital city’s transport authority has announced alterations to traffic adjustment in central area of Hoàn Kiếm around Đông Kinh-Nghĩa Thục Square. All vehicles will be prevented from using some sections of the two central streets of Hàng Gai and Cầu Gỗ on certain hours on Fridays and at weekends, according to Hà Nội Department of Transport. The ban to start tomorrow, will restrict vehicles from circulating from 7pm to midnight on the two streets from Lương Văn Can to Đinh Liệt Street. The department has ordered the city’s traffiic management board to install signs in the banned streets. It also asked the city’s transport inspectorate to co-operate with road and railway traffic police as well as the Hoàn Kiếm District to guide vehicles moving towards the city centre. Advice about bus routes affected will be passed on … [Read more...] about Vehicle ban on parts of Hoàn Kiếm
Illuatrative Image enternews.vn HCM City — HCM City authorities will work closely with central provinces, where mass fish deaths have occurred because of chemical substances discharged into waterways, to prevent and stop the trade of dead or dying fish from these areas in HCM City. Võ Văn Hoan, chief of HCM City People’s Committee Office, said at a press conference held in the city yesterday: “If we don’t prevent unsafe and unhygienic food, local resident’s health as well as tourism will suffer the consequences.” He said that the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development had issued a ban on transport and trade of dead or dying fish. Hoan said that trade in these fish had already occurred. Many seafood enterprises have shifted seafood purchasing from the central province of Khánh Hòa to the south to ensure safety for customers. HCM City has experienced problems in food supply because of the recent severe drought and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. — VNS … [Read more...] about HCM City bans trade in contaminated fish
Cars will be banned from selected roads in downtown HCM City to ensure relocation of Nhà Bè – Tao Đàn underground cable systems that cross Bến Nghé Canal. — Photo motthegioi.vn HCM CITY — Cars will be banned from selected roads in downtown HCM City to ensure relocation of Nhà Bè – Tao Đàn underground cable systems that cross Bến Nghé Canal. Instead of entering Khánh Hội Street in District 4 at a section extending from Vân Đồn Wharf to Hoàng Diệu Street, cars are required to travel from Vân Đồn Wharf to a side road near Ông Lãnh Bridge, then to Hoàng Diệu Street and Khánh Hội Street. From now until August 19, motorbikes are prohibited from entering one of the motorbike lanes on Võ Văn Kiệt Street in District 1. All vehicles are banned from entering Nguyễn Trung Trực Street in District 1 at a section extending from Lưu Văn Lang to Lê Lợi streets. The alternative routes extend from Nguyễn Trung Trực, Lý Tự Trọng and Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa to Lê Lợi streets, and from Lê Lợi, … [Read more...] about Cars banned from roads to make way for underground cable work