A matter in relation to public transportation in Ho Chi Minh City

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A matter in relation to public transportation in Ho Chi Minh City

Keywords : public transportation, personal vehicle


Transport Ho Chi Minh City is a combination of many types of existing traffic to serve the needs of travel within the city and between Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding areas and globally. As the largest urban area and an important transport hub of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City has a diverse and modern infrastructure system with many large inter-regional trunk roads, two main highways linking the provinces. The western and southeastern regions, along with many key national highways (such as National Road 1A, Highway 13, Highway 22). The Trans-Asia AH1 route goes through the territory of this city and the North-South Railway starts and ends at Saigon Station. The city's only airport, Tan Son Nhat International Airport, is also the largest airport in the country. Currently, the City also owns and operates a public bus network throughout the districts and is developing an urban railway network (metro) to meet the increasing needs of the people. Planning to develop Ho Chi Minh City Transport to 2020 and vision after 2020, the urban railway system of the city consists of 8 radial lines and rings connecting the main centers of the city; 3 ground tram lines or monorail. The total length of the entire urban railway system is about 220 km, with a total investment estimated at nearly 25 billion USD. In the core solutions to reduce persistent traffic congestion in the city, metro lines under construction are bringing great expectations to the people of Ho Chi Minh City.


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