Ho Chi Minh City has actually set a committed target to complete its modern-day trains and buses system by 2030 in a bid to ease chronic traffic congestion and related issues, including environmental pollution due to the increasing number of personal cars, in accordance with the mind associated with the municipal Department of Transport.
In the next fifteen years the present day public transport system will be connected with eight metro tracks, two tramways, one monorail and six coach rapid-transit lines, Bui Xuan Cuong, manager of department, stated in the “Vietnam - France Trail and Urban Transport” workshop on Friday.
Urban transport plays an important role in society, particularly in lowering traffic obstruction in big urban centers, amid the framework your wide range of personal automobiles is regarding the boost each year in Vietnam, he added.
Particularly, urban railroad and metro systems tend to be regarded as symbolic of a modern metropolis, Cuong remarked.
An adverse influence of financial development may be the threat of serious traffic gridlock, that will be difficult to urban transportation, therefore the essential task of Ho Chi Minh City, which will be Vietnam’s biggest hub, is modernize its metropolitan transport system to cope with it, he said.
"France is a country with a sophisticated urban transport system, so Ho Chi Minh City attracts French investors and businesses to participate hands with neighborhood authorities in building future transport projects, ” Cuong stated.
Vietnam is dealing with a big challenge in many problems, with a yearly population increase of approximately 800, 000 folks and a fast urbanization price that permits around one million visitors to come to be metropolitan dwellers yearly, said Emmanuel Ly-Batallan, French Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City.
According to forecasts, by 2050 there'll have now been over 60 per cent of Vietnam's populace living in urban areas, compared with 33 percent in 2013, Ly-Batallan said.
Upon completion, Ho Chi Minh City’s metropolitan railway system will surpass that Singapore, which achieved the total duration of 160km in 2013, and become among largest metropolitan railway systems in Southeast Asia, on a par thereupon in Shanghai (538km in 2013) and Beijing (465km in 2013), he included.
The Vietnamese town has plans to develop eight subway outlines, with all the first covering 19.7km from Ben Thanh facility in District 1 to Suoi Tien Station in District 9, become finished in 2019.
Remi Genevy, nationwide director associated with French Development department (AFD), said the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport has actually decided to invest US$45 billion in upgrading and building brand-new transport systems, that are mostly reserved for train, as the sleep is earmarked for roadway construction.