A bus system named “Kaze Shuttle” applying Japan’s latest technology was put into use in the southern province of Binh Duong on December 18.

Invested by the Tokyu-Becamex Joint Venture Company, the 22.1 km route connects Thu Dau 1 city and the province’s Integrated Administration Centre (Binh Duong New City).

The system utilises the Japanese know-how such as running a punctual timetable, serving customers well and providing education about safe driving.

Buses operating on the route use compressed natural gas (CNG), which is environmentally friendly. Each of them is equipped with five cameras to supervise activities on it.

According to Nakata Yasuyuki, General Director of Becamex Tokyu Bus Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Becamex Tokyu Joint Venture, the name of Kaze Shuttle comes from the liberation “Kaze”, which means the “wind” in Japanese.

”We believe that it is like a wind that blows everywhere, connecting a vast area, our busses will be a beloved public transportation of Vietnamese people,” he said.

Local authorities have decided to present 3,000 free bus tickets for public servants personnel in a bid to encourage them to go to work by public transport means in the future.-VNA