On August 1, the Hanoi’s Department of Transportation Department launched the pilot operation of the first 3 buses using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for tourism purposes in Vietnam’s capital city. The new service is being operated by Bao Yen Tourism Construction Services Co., Ltd.
Originating from Hyundai in South Korea, the 50-passenger, low-floor buses have been manufactured and assembled by Tracomeco Engineering Construction.
The subsidized-fuel buses will circulate through Hanoi, cutting fuel costs by about a third and reducing environmental pollution from CO2 (-20%), nitrogen oxide (-30%) and sulfur dioxide (-70%).
In total, 50 units will be used on three routes that will pass through several high-traffic sites such as My Dinh bus stations (Cau Giay district) and Yen Nghia (Ha Dong district), the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, the Bac Thang industrial zone Long, and the Times City residential area (Hai Ba Trung district), according to news source VNA.