City profiles

(Transportation and traffic control)

Grab eyes Myanmar growth

Though the taxi-hailing service is still a relatively new concept in Myanmar, Grab, the leading ride-hailing firm in Southeast Asia, has revealed its ambitious target of attracting everyday taxi users in Yangon to book taxis through their app. Cheryl Goh, group vice president of marketing ...

Asia dominates rankings of most expensive cities

Asian cities such as Singapore and Tokyo were the most expensive worldwide for residents in 2016, as currency appreciation drove an increase in the general cost of living. The Worldwide Cost of Living research, conducted semiannually by The Economist Intelligence Unit, found that half of ...

Study examines road safety

About 60 high school and university students experimented with an interactive tool for learning about road safety at Phnom Penh’s Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center on March 18, as part of an ongoing study by the Honda Foundation’s International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences. The study, ...

Vientiane eyes improved transport solutions

Vientiane plans to improve non-motorised transport and public transport in the face of the rapidly increasing number of vehicles, which are clogging up the capital’s streets. The project will encourage city people to use sustainable modes of transport, Vientiane Vice Mayor Mr Keophilavanh Aphaylath said ...

Vietnam aims for safe, speedy railway

Nguyen Ngoc Dong, Vice Minister of Transport, speaks to Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about his Ministry’s plan to develop a fast, yet safe railway service. Who is to blame for the rise in accidents at railroad crossing points in Viet Nam? I have to admit ...

Civil servants told: no helmet, penalties apply

Civil servants and factory workers will be required to wear helmets when riding their motorbikes to work under a government plan to stem traffic fatalities. The deputy commissioner of the National Police told Khmer Times on March 13 that the internal rules were announced internally last month. ...

Vientiane has business potential but needs more infrastructure

Vientiane still has a huge potential for businesses and investment since Laos is being integrated with South East Asian Nations, according to economists. However, economists recommended that infrastructure development including roads, water and electricity supply are crucial for facilitating and attracting more entrepreneurs to the ...

Two lanes of Thai-Belgian Flyover open to traffic

Two lanes of the Thai-Belgian Flyover near Lumpini Park in Bangkok were reopened on March 1, following a blaze that broke out in garbage bins under the four-lane bridge on Tuesday morning. An inspection of the bridge found that the integrity of two of the ...

New train routes await nod

The Ministry of Transport will propose five new Skytrain routes and an expressway project worth a combined Bt316.58 billion to the Cabinet next month. The projects are awaiting the Superboard’s consideration on procurement bids. Also subject to this process is a proposal for seven new ...

PM pushes for strict urban planning, traffic control

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to enhance urban management and consider suitable transport options to ease traffic and reduce road accidents. Mr Thongloun put these issues to officials in his address at the ministry’s annual meeting ...

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