City profiles

(Transportation and traffic control)

Noise – the hidden killer in HCM City

Tens of millions of Saigonese not only suffer from the effects of waste water, hazardous waste and emissions, but also from noise. Medical experts say that noise has damaging effects – physiological, psychological and social.  Physiologically, when noise exceeds acceptable levels, noise can cause ear injury ...

Luang Prabang sets sights on ASEAN clean city award

Laos is gearing up to submit Luang Prabang province as a contender to receive the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard in early 2018. Deputy Director of the Tourism Development Department under the Information, Culture and Tourism Ministry, Ms Phonemaly Inthaphome, told Vientiane Times on November ...

Myanmar transportation, infrastructure weakest in Southeast Asia: World Bank

Myanmar has the weakest transportation and infrastructure in Southeast Asia, according to a report by the World Bank Group. Myanmar ranked 137 among 160 countries in the transportation index in 2014, giving it the lowest position among Southeast Asian countries. Moreover, only 33 per cent of households ...

Hanoi plans measures to reduce traffic jams

Hanoi aims to reduce up to 10 traffic congestion hotspots and limit the duration of traffic jams to less than 30 minutes, People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said. Speaking at a conference on ensuring traffic order during the Lunar New Year Festival, Chung said traffic ...

New group aims to help cut Myanmar road deaths by half

Road deaths need to be cut by 2000 a year or they will exceed regional targets, a new traffic-safety NGO says. ASEAN has called on member countries to reduce road deaths by half over the next five years, and the Myanmar Organisation for Road Safety, which ...

Fewer Vietnam traffic accidents in 2015

Vietnam has seen a sharp decrease in the number and the severity of traffic accidents in recent years. Compared to 2011, the number of traffic accidents in 2015 has gone down by 51 per cent, the number of fatalities and injured down by 24 per ...

Phnom Penh congestion costing ‘$6 million a month’

Phnom Penh authorities on 27 October offered an economic argument for ministries, motorists and citizens to respect traffic laws, claiming that congestion-related costs in the capital were setting the country back about $6 million per month. Speaking at a national seminar, Effects of Traffic Congestion on Environment ...

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