Monday, July 07, 2008

More than 1,100 new vehicles hit HCMC/Saigon streets each day

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport had registered some 3.9 million vehicles by the end of June.

At a news conference Friday, the department said the number of vehicle registrations includes more than 3.5 million motorbikes and 358,548 cars.

Motorbikes, which made up some 91 percent of the total registrations, increased by 6 percent over the first half of the year.

From January to June, the city registered an average 177 cars and 1,077 motorbikes every day.

More than 800,000 vehicles, including those registered in other jurisdictions, now ply the city’s streets.

According to the department, traffic management in the city remained “complicated,” with overloaded infrastructure and many traffic jams.

Reported by Dinh Muoi