City pilots electricity-powered bus routes

Update: June, 01/2016 - 09:37

HCM CITY –  Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved the opening of three unsubisidised routes for 12-seat electricity-powered buses for the next three years in HCM City.

The city’s People’s Committee is responsible for determining the bus schedules and specific routes.

Every six months, the city will submit evaluation reports of the pilot bus programme to the government. 

Phúc has urged the Ministry of Transport to issue regulations to govern the electric-bus operations and instruct the committee on project implementation.

The city plans to use the electric buses in the central business district, Phú Mỹ Hưng Urban Area and Nhiêu Lộc – Thị Nghè Canal area. – VNS