The HCM City Department of Transport aims to have 75 per cent of the new buses running on clean fuel by the end of 2020.
A HCM City programme to introduce new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses is facing difficulties due to a lack of financial support from the city and poor infrastructure.
The HCM City People’s Committee has approved the purchase of a number of diesel buses that will replace older ones that are in poor condition.
In HCM City, 26 buses running on compressed natural gas (CNG) began plying on route No 32 on Saturday.
HCM City plans to introduce 800 new buses that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) by the end of this year.
Officials from the transport sectors of southern provinces urged the government to issue special policies to encourage the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) in public transportation.