First smart transport system on highway launched - First smart transport system on highway launched - Website Ho Chi Minh City
The Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong highway connecting the City and the Mekong Delta province of Long An has become the first in Vietnam to be controlled by the Intelligent Transport System (ITS).
The system was official put into operation on March 20.
According to Deputy Transport Minister Nguyen Van The, the ministry has invested in ITS for highways and major roads with a hope to reduce traffic congestions, with the model for the HCM City-Trung Luong route to be multiplied in other regions.
The ITS project on the Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong highway was implemented from April 2013 to December 2014, with a total investment of 38.5 million USD funded by preferential loans of the Republic of Korean Government and the Vietnamese Government budget.
The system includes a smart control and management centre located in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Chanh district and traffic monitoring devices installed along the highway.