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Gateway to Hanoi jammed as people return from New Year holiday

As the brief holiday comes to an end, many migrants who chose to celebrate New Year's Eve at home once again return to the capital.

Five projects that could ease HCMC's traffic congestion in 2018

Once they're completed, traffic in the city might just become slightly more bearable.

Saigon plans to double traffic fines to combat congestion and accidents

The head of the city's transport department says the increased fines are not aimed at boosting the city's budget.
December 09, 2017 | 09:39 am GMT+7

Motorbike culture eclipses delayed public transport in Vietnam's capital

Commuters in Hanoi appear to still prize the flexibility of getting around on two wheels above all else.
November 13, 2017 | 11:09 am GMT+7

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.
September 10, 2017 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

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.
September 10, 2017 | 11:12 am GMT+7

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