Hanoi plans to send old motorbikes to the scrap yard from early 2018 International

Hanoi’s Department of Transport wants to take old motorbikes off the capital’s streets and plans to submit the proposal to the city’s council, according to Vu Van Vien, the department’s director. If approved, the capital will start reviewing the over 5 million motorbikes circulating its roads this year and categorize them by age. The city […]

Lawyers challenge Hanoi’s plan to ban motorbikes International

Legal and transport experts have questioned the rehashed idea of banning motorbikes in Hanoi to curb congestion, saying it’s a plan of dubious legality. Hanoi’s lawmakers earlier this month opened the motorbike ban proposal to public discussion, saying they expect to make a decision this July. Under the plan, motorbikes would be banned from downtown […]

Da Nang posts traffic offenders’ license plates on official Facebook page International

Police are looking to name and shame people online because it’s taking too long to issue tickets. Da Nang’s Police Department announced on Thursday that it will start posting the license plates of vehicles caught on camera violating traffic regulations on its official Facebook page, an additional reminder to offenders besides issuing tickets. […]

Vietnamese gang charged for bribing police to get free passes for overloaded trucks International

Vietnamese prosecutors have pressed charges against 10 people for bribing traffic police to ignore overloaded trucks, but no officers have been charged due to “a lack of evidence”. An investigation found that the gang, aged between 27 and 50, hooked up with traffic police and inspectors in 2014 to start the scheme. Having reached an […]

Helicopters to fly passengers from downtown Saigon to Tan Son Nhat airport International

A helicopter on the rooftop of Times Square Tower in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1. Photo courtesy by VNH South Beat chronic traffic congestion all the way to the airport, if you have the money. A local helicopter firm has completed the necessary procedures to launch passenger flights from downtown Ho Chi Minh City […]

First half of Vietnam’s north-south expressway to displace 2,100 families International

At least 2,100 families are going to be relocated and more than 8,000 others will also be affected by ground clearance for the first half of the planned north-south expressway connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the government said. The government said in a recent report to the legislative National Assembly that around 3,523 […]

Hanoi revives plan to ban motorbikes in uphill battle against congestion International

Hanoi’s lawmakers are expected to make a decision this July about reducing traffic congestion in the city with a motorbike ban in 2030. The plan, which is now open to public discussion, is to remove all motorbikes from downtown districts from 2030 and restrict the use of the vehicle in areas well served by public […]

HCMC looks to Japanese fund for extension to first metro line International

Ho Chi Minh City is looking for a grant of $100 million from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to extend its first metro line to the neighboring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai, the project coordinator has said. HCMC Urban Railway Management Unit on Wednesday said it would need around $100 million to […]