Sweden shares experience in developing public transport hinh anh 1An overview of the roundtable (Source: vietbao.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Swedish Embassy in Vietnam, the Swedish Commercial and Investment Office, and the Hanoi People’s Committee held a roundtable on May 7 to share Sweden’s experience in operating and monitoring public transport.

At the event, representatives from Swedish companies including ABB, Erisson, Volvo Buses, Axis Communications, Volvo Cars and Roxtec, shared with Vietnamese partners measures to help Vietnam increase the number of public vehicle users, protect the environment and bring into full play the latest technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT) and eMobility.

Like many other Asian nations, Vietnam is experiencing rapid urbanisation. As of 2017, around 40 percent of the country’s 90-million population lived in urban areas. The figure is expected to rise to 50 percent by 2025.

In its strategy to develop public transport until 2020 within a vision to 2030, Vietnam sets a target of turning public transport into the top choice of people while controlling the growth of individual vehicles and improving urban transport quality.

It also strives to have 20 percent of buses and taxis using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG) or solar energy by 2020.-VNA