PM Pham Minh Chinh urges drastic actions to ensure traffic safety during Tet

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has called for drastic actions to ensure traffic order and safety during the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday and spring festivals, as heavy traffic is forecast.

On January 29, in a dispatch about Tet holiday sent to relevant ministries, agencies, and localities , the leader highlighted the communications work to promote the observance of traffic rules.

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Heavy traffic is forecast during the Tet holiday. (Photo: VNA)

Specifically, the Minister of Transport was asked to instruct the Department for Roads of Vietnam to closely control vehicles through the monitoring system, and promptly handle violations.

The Ministry of Transport will direct its units, departments, and companies to ensure the quality and safety of passenger and cargo transportation services, with more attention to be paid to Tan Son Nhat and Noi Bai International Airports.

Transport departments and contractors need to ensure the safety of infrastructure projects, the Prime Minister said, urging the smooth operation of the non-stop toll collection system.

The upgrade and maintenance of major traffic routes must be completed one week ahead of Tet, and plans devised to regulate traffic on major routes to the centers of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as railway stations, airports, wharves, and festival sites.

The Ministry of Information and Communications was requested to instruct press agencies to increase information about traffic order and safety during Tet and spring festivals.

The leader also asked the health sector to mobilise human resources, equipment, and drugs in case of traffic accidents.

Ministries, agencies, and localities will present reports on traffic order and safety during the seven-day holiday, starting February 8, to the National Traffic Safety Committee which will submit them to the Prime Minister.

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(Source: VNA)