City profiles

(Transportation and traffic control)

Tanmixay-Sikeuth road upgrade 10 percent complete

The 9.4 kilometre road running from the Tanmixay crossroads in Xaythany district to the Sikeuth junction on Road 13 North in Naxaithong district is undergoing an upgrade which is now 10 percent complete. The contractor, Tangchaleun Group Co., Ltd., says the project will be completed ...

Govt blames increased wealth for traffic

Thais earning more money is one of the key factors resulting in Bangkok being rated among the world’s worst cities for traffic, says Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon. He said people who are more wealthy can afford to buy more cars. Gen Prawit, who chairs ...

Thailand has 'world's most congested traffic

Thailand was the world’s most congested country for traffic in 2016, according to a study released on February 20 by INRIX Inc. Drivers in Thailand spent an average of 61 hours stuck in traffic last year, followed by motorists in Colombia and Indonesia with an average 47 ...

Đà Nẵng moves forward with railway plan

The city of Đà Nẵng has started a pre-feasibility study to relocate the city’s railway station and redevelop the space with an urban project at a total cost of US$683.2 million. The city’s chairman, Huỳnh Đức Thơ, announced the plan after a meeting with the ...

JICA study on urban railway

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will conduct a feasibility study on building an urban railway in Phnom Penh, with the aim of developing a master plan to reduce traffic congestion in the capital. The preparatory study for the Automated Gateway Transit project will begin in ...

Yangon govt ups transport spending for new buses

The Yangon Regional government will revise its budget for the fiscal year in order to purchase 1000 new vehicles for the city’s new public bus system, region minister for finance and planning U Myint Thaung told The Myanmar Times. The city-wide Yangon Bus Service, which started ...

PM urges immediate measures to resolve traffic congestion in HCM City

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on January 23 called on authorities in HCM City to continue efforts to tackle the worsening traffic congestion in the city. Phúc, along with Deputy PM Trịnh Đình Dũng, organised an online conference with city leaders and State agencies to seek ...

Uber and licensed cabs to replace Yangon taxi turmoil

Now that the new Yangon Bus Service is underway, the regional government is turning its attention to the city’s taxis, and is hoping to have a system of licensed cabs to run side-by-side with Uber drivers, according to chief minister U Phyo Min Thein. The Yangon ...

Imagined urban futures of Yangon

As a newcomer to the city earlier this year, I noticed that urban development and planning in Yangon was a topic that often came up in many discussions, be it with colleagues or during other informal encounters. The general sentiments among locals and foreigners were ...

Thái Nguyên-Bắc Kạn road opens to traffic

A new road linking the northern province of Thái Nguyên and the mountain province of Bắc Kạn has been opened to traffic, shortening the trip from Hà Nội northward to Bắc Kạn from four to two hours using National Highway 3. Construction of the new ...

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