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July 25th, 2011
Better Public Transit Could Save Energy

HCM City could save as much as 30 per cent of the energy it spends on transportation if it develops an efficient public transport system, a conference on energy saving heard yesterday. With its public transport inefficient, people prefer private vehicles to buses, sending fuel consumption soaring as the number of private motorbikes and automobiles increases relentlessly. The city of 10 million now have more than five million motorbikes and 500,000 cars and the numbers are expected to continue to skyrocket. Figures from customs show that last year nearly five million tonnes of fuel were consumed for transportation, up from less than four million tonnes just three years earlier. Read More