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VEC to strengthen inspection to repair downgraded expressways

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has just requested the Vietnam Expressway Development Investment Corporation (VEC) to strengthen inspection in expressways managed by the company, thereby discovering downgraded sections and handling illegal pick-up or drop-off locations along the expressways to ensure traffic safety in the Lunar New Year when the traffic volume will highly increase.
Traffic Police Department will launch a campaign from December 15 to ensure traffic safety and social order during the holidays and festivals (Source: VNA)

PM urges traffic, Covid-19 safety during holidays

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a notice calling for traffic safety during upcoming holidays along with strict observation of regulations on the control and prevention of Covid-19.
Most waste collection wagons are old makeshift frames on wheels. (Photo: SGGP)

Waste-pickers’ cooperatives unprepared when asked to convert vehicles

Most makeshift cargo tricycles and carts used for waste collection in HCMC are not supervised, which can jeopardize traffic safety. These carts are always overloaded with no proper containers, causing leakage and trash to be scattered on the streets. Although the city plans to remove these types of vehicles from the city’s landscape, waste-pickers’ cooperatives still face financial difficulties among others.

Primary schoolers taught traffic safety

The Department of Education and Training in Ho Chi Minh City will implement educational program “Safe traffic for kids’ smile” from now to December 31, 2017.
 
My Phuoc Industrial Park 3 in the southern province of Binh Duong. (Source: VNA)

Int’l traffic safety conference to be held in HCM City, Binh Duong

More than 600 local and international traffic experts and policymakers are expected to take part in the 12th International Conference of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong province next week.