HCMC gridlock ‘critical’ - report

Guest Writer

Traffic gridlock in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has reached a critical level, according to a report by a UK-based consultancy firm. Thanh Nien News reported the WSP Group, which is drafting a plan to charge to charge cars entering the city centre, as saying that the average traffic speed in the centre of HCMC has been reduced by 25% since 2003. The proposed electronic toll system is expected to cost up to VND700 billion (US$36.8 million), the report added.

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