The Sài Gòn river bus, launched with fanfare two years ago in HCM City, has not proved to be popular with commuters.
The number of water buses operating in HCM City’s new transport service remains low, causing long wait times for passengers, according to media reports.
HCM City’s Department of Transport has proposed to the city’s authority to begin the operation of electric buses to transport tourists from wharfs to hotels or tourism sites.
Thường Nhật Co. Ltd. on Monday started the first public river bus route in HCM City.
HCM City People’s Committee has called on departments of transport, natural resources and environment and district-level People’s Committees to facilitate the city’s first two river bus routes.