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According to the city’s social-economic report of the first quarter 2013, more than 104,000 new vehicles, including over 26,000 cars, were registered during this period. On average, the city had nearly 300 newly-registered cars per day.
The number of newly-registered vehicles in this period grew nearly 16 percent over the same period of 2012, with the highest rate for cars. The number of new cars registered in the first quarter 2013 is higher than the entire number registered in 2012.
With the dramatic increase in the number of vehicles, by the end of March 2013, the total number of motored vehicles in HCM City surpassed six million units, including nearly 547,000 cars and nearly 5.519 million motorcycles.
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According to a report on the program for reducing traffic congestion in the first quarter 2013, the city did not have any case of congestion that is over 30 minutes long. However, the local authorities acknowledged the result is unsustainable because the number of personal vehicles and especially cars has increased too quickly, causing further overload to the urban transport system.
Statistics of the HCM City Road Traffic Police Department show that in just 10 years (2000-2010), the number of motored vehicles in the city increased almost three folds, from 1.7 million units in early 2000 to more than 4.8 million units in early 2010.
By the end of 2011, the total number of vehicles in the city was nearly 5.524 million vehicles, of which there were more than 494,000 cars. By the end of November 2012, the number reached over 5.899 million units, with nearly 515,000 cars. And by the end of March 2013, it officially surpassed six million units.
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The pressure from rapid growth of vehicles is a huge burden for urban infrastructure of HCM City. Many experts have warned of serious congestion in the city in the time to come, caused by private cars, the vehicle that occupies large space on the road but is very limited in the number of people transported.
This warning is reasonable as most roads in HCM City are small ones, which are unsuitable for cars. Cars use the space that is 3-5 times more than the motorcycle. Also, in HCM City, the growth rate of cars is much higher than that of motorcycles.
Prof. Dr. Pham Xuan Mai, from the Institute for Transport Development Strategy, conducted a survey in HCM City, with up to 60 percent of the respondents supporting restriction of private cars in five major cities (Hanoi, HCM City, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho). Some 51 percent of the respondents said that cars should be limited first and only 25 percent recommended limiting motorcycles first.
“When I was about to leave her house, the woman told her sons and daughters that ‘this American guy is here to help disabled children, so we will treat him like a family member.
“Her children then built a house next to hers for me to rent, while the woman called me ‘son,” Campbell said emotionally.
Campbell also dined with four Vietnamese veterans, one of whom told him they were able share a table thanks to the Vietnamese cultural trait which teaches people not to hold grudges or indulge in hatred.
As a member of the organization Veterans for Peace, HIVOW funds a trip for American veterans who were affected by Agent Orange each year, helps raising funds for a RENEW (Restoring the Environment and Neutralizing the Effects of the War) project in Quang Tri that gives cows to farmer families there.
Early this year, Campbell moved to Hoi An to continue his charity work.
“I am trying to send a message about the terror of war; that [in war] no one actually wins.
“Everyone, including innocent people living in the war-affected areas, the families of Vietnamese and American veterans, suffers from pain.”
He said many American veterans resorted to alcohol and drugs, while others committed suicide, because they could no longer bear that pain.
“They do not want to remember how angry and saddened they became upon realizing the American government had lied about the war.”
He said he can only heal his pain by retelling the stories or by crying.
“When will you come back to the US?” the reporter asked him.
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“I am home already,” he replied without hesitation.
Campbell said he felt like he was going home every time his plane touches ground at the Da Nang airport.
“I will only return to the States to visit my relatives.”
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Daniel Jean Claude Buzit sits in front of the motorbike repair shop that belongs to Truong Van Hung, a My Tho native who gave the French Vietnamese man shelter and food after he was kicked out of his half brothers house.
By all accounts, Daniel Jean Claude Buzit has had a sad life for most of his 53 years.
The French Vietnamese citizens latest trip to his homeland, where he spent the first 16 years of his life, seems to encapsulate the bad luck that seems to dog him wherever he goes.
Residents of My Tho Towns Ward 5 in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang are still talking about him, having gotten to know him better during the several months he was penniless and homeless after being kicked out of his temporary home by his half brother and sister – people he had helped with occasional monetary contributions from France.
On March 15, Daniel flew back to France after spending more than four months in the town, profusely thanking a few My Tho natives, telling them he wished to see them again someday.
Daniel returned to Vietnam from France last October to visit his family in My Tho.
Daniel is the son of a Frenchman, who served the French army during the war in Vietnam, and a Vietnamese woman. The couple had three children: Daniel, his elder sister and younger brother.
After the war ended in 1954 with the defeat of the French colonialists, his father worked for a beer company in My Tho for a few years before leaving Vietnam.
The father went alone because his wife refused