The BRT system , part of the Ho Chi Minh City Green Traffic – Ideas and Basic Designs, is invested with US$140 million, of which US$124 million is financed through the World Bank. The project is expected to come into operation in December 2018. The 23.4km Line No. 1 will run along the Mai Chi Tho and Vo VanKiet Avenues, starting from the An Lac roundabout in BinhChanh District and running through the districts of 1, 5, 6 and 8, and Binh Tan and Binh Chanh before ending at the T-junction Cat Lai in District 2. The line is hoped to help cut down energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions as well as safe travel. The line can accommodate up to 28,300 passengers a day and will be friendly to people with disabilities. By Thuy Dung … [Read more...] about WB helps HCM City build bus rapid transit
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VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City plans to install surveillance cameras to prevent sexual harassment and theft on buses, according to the city's Public Transport Management and Operations Centre. The move has been put forward after many commuters complained about bus services, especially sexual harassment and theft. Commuters, including students, suggested installing surveillance cameras to cope with the situation. A representative from the centre said that most bus and coach companies supported the idea to install cameras on their vehicles. Three cameras would be installed on each bus, including two inside and one at the front of the bus. Companies are scheduled to start installing cameras on existing vehicles in the third quarter of this year. New vehicles that belong to the city would have camera's installed before they hit the streets, according to the centre. The cost will amount to VND13 million ($600) for camera installation on each bus and VND400,000 ($19) per month to … [Read more...] about HCM City to put CCTV in buses
VietNamNet Bridge – When will HCM City’s flooding end? It is a big question raised for the municipal authorities. Tracing the causes of flooding: urbanization and illegal encroachment on canals After 1975, the number of migrants to HCM City skyrocketed and along with this, slums formed everywhere. Houses were built arbitrarily, breaking the designed planning. Land became gold. The canals, ponds and gardens, and grass covers quickly filled up. In 2005, during a meeting with investors from the US, who wanted to restructure residential areas along the Saigon River, lawyer Xuan Lee Tan said that the highest land prices in the world are beautiful, quiet islands, followed by coastal land, riverside land and suburban land. The lowest price is for urban land. Only poor and undeveloped countries, including Vietnam, are "fond" of urban land. The reasons are very clear. People need clean and comfortable accommodations. Distance is not an issue if public transport is well … [Read more...] about When will the flooding end in HCM City?
Many real estate billionaires around the world have, directly or indirectly, invested in Vietnam since 2006. Capital from Israel In early April, Alma Vietnam opened its HCM City office after two years of focusing its operation in Hanoi. Alma Vietnam manages and develops Alma Resort, a project of Igal Ahouvi, an Israeli billionaire. The appearance of the tycoon, 59, from Tel Aviv, in Vietnam since 2013, has restarted the Bai Rong tourist investment project in the coastal city of Nha Trang, registered by Bai Dai Company Ltd. The project was stopped for four years. … [Read more...] about The world’s billionaires in Vietnamese real estate market
The first bus rapid transit (BRT) line in HCM City will be ready by mid-2018 and will be linked with the city's proposed metro network.— File Photo HCM CITY (VNS)— The first bus rapid transit (BRT) line in HCM City will be ready by mid-2018 and will be linked with the city's proposed metro network, according to the city Urban-Civil Works Construction Investment Management Authority (UCCI). Luong Minh Phuc, head of the UCCI, said the BRT line 1, a dedicated lane on the Vo Van Kiet- Mai Chi Tho Highway, would be the first of six under a 2012-20 transport development plan. The 28.6-kilometre route would cost US$155.85 million, with $142.25 million coming from the World Bank, Phuc told a workshop held in the city yesterday. The People's Committee has assigned the UCCI to execute the project, he said, and the agency would scale up the BRT model and develop the remaining lines with support from the World Bank and others. The first line, which is expected to use compressed … [Read more...] about HCM City looks at transport solutions