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Saigon's planned bus rapid transit hits speed bump over viability concerns

New estimates say the $144 million project would not attract enough passengers to justify its cost.

Top place team bag $100,000 from competition to solve traffic congestion in Hanoi

Details of their plan will remain a secret until all is revealed at an upcoming press conference.

Congestion hits Saigon and Hanoi again as migrants go home for National Day

Chaos ensued as people rushed home to enjoy the three-day break with their family
September 02, 2017 | 08:26 am GMT+7

Don't get lost: Saigon rerouts roads, moves traffic lights around jammed airport

It's the city's latest move to clear up traffic around Tan Son Nhat Airport after overpasses did little to improve the situation. 
August 26, 2017 | 01:58 pm GMT+7

Can traffic signs, tech and a fresh take on corruption solve Saigon's gridlock?

'Maybe increasing the [traffic] fines and giving a percentage to the police' would deter corruption.
August 24, 2017 | 06:09 pm GMT+7

Should Vietnam rebuild its largest city?

Following VnExpress International’s call for discussion on how to solve gridlock in Hanoi and Saigon, one reader suggests looking at Paris, Barcelona and Melbourne.
August 22, 2017 | 09:27 pm GMT+7

The jamming debate: How to unclog streets in Hanoi and Saigon?

The government has spoken and so have experts and residents; but just like the notorious traffic, the debate is going nowhere.
August 21, 2017 | 05:39 pm GMT+7

Saigon suspends dangerous overpass construction near airport traffic hotspot

Inspectors said they 'could not overlook the serious safety violation', effectively meaning traffic woes are here to stay.
August 15, 2017 | 12:09 pm GMT+7

Hanoi’s leader softens motorbike ban after public calls it ‘protection’ for cars

'The city will not ban but rather limit motorbikes in certain core areas of the downtown districts.'
July 24, 2017 | 04:07 pm GMT+7

8 worst traffic hotspots in Ho Chi Minh City: Where and why

Steer clear of these crunch points if you're planning on getting anywhere fast.
July 20, 2017 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Saigon to restrict but not ban motorbikes by 2030

The city would only consider a motorbike ban once its public transport is capable of meeting travel demand.
July 15, 2017 | 10:28 am GMT+7

Da Nang to ban private vehicles from downtown streets

The country’s central hub plans to stop licensing new motorbikes altogether from 2028.
July 08, 2017 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

Hanoi withdraws proposal to recall old motorbikes by 2018

Public criticism has forced the capital to revise the plan to send old motorbikes to the scrap yard.
July 01, 2017 | 09:26 am GMT+7

Hanoi reconsiders changing office, school hours to combat traffic congestion

A police survey found that 70 percent of the capital's residents were in favor of the plan.
June 28, 2017 | 05:11 pm GMT+7

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

Beat chronic traffic congestion all the way to the airport, if you have the money.
June 09, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7