13:08 | 12/11/2016 Society
Authorities in the southern province of Binh Duong had a working session with officials from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on November 7 to review a joint project on developing local public transport.
A Kaze Shuttle bus (Photo: becamex-tokyu.com)
At the function, Takagi Michimasa, who led the JICA delegation, said the project aims to build urban bus systems in Thu Dau Mot city, and Thuan An and Di An towns, improve bus services, and carry out communication campaigns to encourage residents to use public transport.
Most tasks of the project have been running smoothly, he said.
As heard at the event, the provincial Transport Department and JICA will expand their joint work, including the operation of more routes using Kaze Shuttle buses between Thu Dau Mot city and New Binh Duong city.
They agreed to open three more bike parking areas at intersections and bus stops in Phu Hoa, Phu Loi and Hiep Thanh wards.
Bus services, such as customer services and monthly electronic tickets will be also improved.
Tran Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, called on relevant agencies to promote the use of buses at schools and in residential areas./.