City bans vehicular traffic on some streets for Tet Festival

The City Department of Transport has announced that vehicular traffic will be banned on some streets in District 1 during the Tet holiday season.

All vehicular traffic will be banned on Nguyen Hue Street in preparation for Tet Festival (Photo: SGGP)

Cars will not be allowed to ply on Nguyen Hue Street which will be under preparation for Tet from January 29 to February 7.

All kinds of vehicles will be banned from Nguyen Hue, Nguyen Thiep, Mac Thi Buoi, Ngo Duc Ke, Hai Trieu, Huynh Thuc Khang and Ton That Thiep Streets in District 1 from February 7-13.

Trucks of five ton capacity and tanker trucks will only be permitted to ply on Ton Duc Thang Street after 1am.

From now until February 28, automobiles will not be permitted to ply on Tran Van Dang Street in District 3, so as to ease traffic pressure in the vicinity of Saigon Railway Station.

In related news, the People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City has instructed relevant organs to let off fireworks on Lunar New Year’s Eve.

The entrance to Saigon River Tunnel in Thu Thiem Ward of District 2 will see the biggest fireworks display.

Other than the River Tunnel, the public will be able to enjoy firework displays in six other locations, namely, the National Cultural and Historical Park in District 9; Ben Duoc Memorial Temple in Cu Chi District; Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11; the Can Gio football course in Can Gio District; the Nga Ba Giong Memorial Area of Heroic Martyrs in Hoc Mon District; and the Lang Le-Bau Co historical relic area in Binh Chanh District.

All the firework displays will last for 15 minutes beginning midnight of Lunar New Year Eve, and will be aired live on HTV.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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