The number of motorbikes officially registered in Vietnam has risen to more than 37 million, exceeding the target of 36 million for 2020 established in a government's traffic plan in February.
The latest statistics of the Ministry of Transport showed that 198,866 new motorbikes were registered last month, up 6.1 percent over the same period last year.
Also in the first quarter, 28,535 new cars were registered, raising the total number of cars nationwide to over 2.03 million.
According to the traffic development plan, Vietnam ideally would only have 36 million motorbikes and 3.2-3.5 million cars at the end of the decade.
The plan also mentions administrative measures to control the number of motorbikes in rural areas and regions devoid of public transportation.
Ho Chi Minh City alone currently has over six million motorized vehicles (of which 93 percent are motorbikes), not to mention around one million additional vehicles which are officially registered to other provinces.
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