Hanoi seeks ways out of traffic jams Society

Hanoi seeks ways out of traffic jams

Traffic jam continue to be a big issue for Hanoi despite heavy investment in transport infrastructure in the city. The problem was the focus of a workshop held in Hanoi on October 24.
Public votes for metro line No 3 train design Society

Public votes for metro line No 3 train design

More than 80 percent of respondents surveyed about the proposed train design for the city’s metro line 3 rated the plans highly and over 90 percent of them said they would love to try the new means of transport when the metro line is officially operational.

New transport plan for Hanoi

The Hanoi People's Committee has approved a transport development plan for the period from 2011-15, a project estimated to cost 153 trillion VND (7.5 billion USD), which aims to upgrade the city's transport infrastructure and address traffic problems.

In the April proposal, the Hanoi Transport Department requested more than 260 trillion VND (13 billion USD) to carry out the plan. This figure, which amounts to 20 per cent of the city's GDP, raised concerns among both experts and the public about the feasibility of funding the proposal, and the projected cost was reduced to 145 trillion VND (7 billion USD) in a later draft of the budget released this month.