Government strives to reduce long lasting traffic jams in big cities

The Prime Minister has approved a target program to improve traffic in big cities including Hanoi and HCMC and prevent over 30 minute traffic jams from occurring.

Traffic jam in Tan Son Nhat International Airport area, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Traffic jam in Tan Son Nhat International Airport area, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

The program on ensuring traffic safety, preventing and fighting fire, drug and crime in the phase of 2016-2020 also set a target of tackling traffic safety corridor violations in some key roads, restoring order in major railway stations and trains to reduce traffic accidents especially at level crossings.
Traffic accident number and casualty rate will post a year on year reduction of 5-10 percent. Specially serious accidents relating to coaches and motorbikes will decrease.
Notably, the program will completely build wireless, wireline information networks of the Ministry of Public Security, connect Traffic Police Bureau with local traffic police departments, traffic police stations and teams in highways and district traffic police nationwide.
The program will equip modern firefighting apparatus and equipment, build information centers to command and manage firefighting and rescue operations in 16 provinces and cities.
The Government must determine to reduce recidivism rate among those released from prison to below 20 percent. 75 percent of prisoners having enough time, health and ability will be apprenticed. 100 percent of people released from prison will receive job seeking advices and assistances.
By 2020, the country will have no drug “hot spot”, deter and raze illegal cannabis planting and not let illegal drug production exist.

By LAM NGUYEN – Translated by Hai Mien

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