Transit-oriented development (TOD) is a strategic solution that could help HCM City address its current challenges and develop a sustainable transport network, which would help create a smart and liveable city, said the director of the municipal Department of Transport, Tran Quang Lam. Construction of Metro Line No.1 in HCM City between Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and Suoi Tien Tourism Park in District 9. — VNA/VNS Photo Tien Luc "A sustainable approach" workshop held recently in the southern city sought to seek feasible solutions for the development of transport and urban integration, and facilitate the participation of private developers in rail projects based on the TOD model through discussions among policymakers, investors and experts. Lam said the city was facing two major challenges in the development process, namely how to attract investment for its remaining mass rapid transport (MRT) projects and how to encourage more people to using MRT services. According to the city's transport master plan, it plans to build a public transport system comprising eight MRT lines, three tram or monorail lines with a total length of about 240km and a bus rapid transit (BRT) network. MRT No.1 between Ben Thanh and Suoi Tien and MRT… Read full this story
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