Aug 30, 2019 / 21:34

Hanoi to hold counter-terrorism exercises for 13 days

The Hanoitimes - The exercises will focus on hypothetical situations of demonstration, insecurity, and hostage rescue.

Hanoi’s police have announced to hold anti-terrorism rehearsal in the city for 13 days from August 26-30, September 3-7, and September 11-13. 
 
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The exercises will focus on hypothetical situations of demonstration, insecurity, and hostage rescue, local media reported. 

To serve the exercise, many roads will be restricted between 6:00-12:00 am and 1:00-6:00 pm on August 26-30, September 3-7, and Sept 11-13. 

Several roads namely Le Duc Tho – Nguyen Hoang, Le Quang Dao – Me Tri, Thang Long Ave., National Road No.32 – Xuan Phuong – Road No.70 – Thang Long Ave. will be totally restricted. 

Hanoi’s police warned that traffic participants need to closely comply with the Law on Road Traffic that prioritizes public vehicles on duty. 

Hanoi is known as a safe place. The city has successfully organized many international events namely Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2006, the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in 2015, the 6th Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS-6), the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Summit (CLV-10), the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018 (WEF ASEAN 2018), and the 2nd Summit between US President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Professor Duong Van Quang told the VOV that “The hosting of the second Trump-Kim summit illustrates Vietnam’s successful foreign policy and international integration, its bolder prestige in the world arena, and capability to host other world events. It also symbolizes Vietnam’s peace diplomacy.”

Meanwhile, Professor Nguyen Quang Ngoc said Hanoi, once a war-torn city, always desperately aspires for peace. Hanoians commit their utmost efforts to make Hanoi a true ‘City for Peace’.