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Economy

Booming Southeast Asian vehicle sales drive urban congestion

Region's speedy economic and urban growth rate fuel air and road pollution

As car sales increase in Myanmar, traffic jams are increasingly common in Yangon, the biggest city and commercial center of the country (Photo: Simon Roughneen)

JAKARTA -- Vehicle sales in Southeast Asia are set to outpace all other regions of the world during 2017, according to industry research, highlighting surging economic expansion in some parts of the region.

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