By Iva Liu, Group Marketing Manager and Dominic Mason, Managing Director SEA, Sedgwick Richardson –
Any visitor to Ho Chi Minh City who now finds themselves back near Le Loi Boulevard after an absence of two years, would discover that the long awaited Metro’s construction appeared to have leapt forward almost in the blink of an eye.
A notable change to the city’s downtown landscape during the pandemic is its transportation infrastructure. While there is still some time left before the Metro’s completion date, the progress in urban transportation construction could signal the start of a more sustainable transformation.
Vietnam is one of the countries that actively developed a National Plan to meet the sustainable development goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.[i] Research shows that transport contributes approximately 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The goal for Vietnam is to develop a high-volume transportation infrastructure for its largest cities, increase the public transport by up to 30%, and control the rise of personal vehicles.