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South Korea aids Hanoi in ensuring traffic safety

Updated at Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018, 23:36
The Hanoitimes - South Korean experts have thoroughly studied Hanoi’s traffic safety situation.
South Korea is supporting Hanoi in applying comprehensive solutions to ensure traffic safety, said a transport official at the final report workshop on “Master plan of road traffic safety in Hanoi” held on October 23.
 
Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Committee Khuat Viet Hung spoke at the workshop
Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Committee Khuat Viet Hung spoke at the workshop. Photo: Quy Nguyen
The workshop was jointly organized by the National Traffic Safety Committee, Ministry of Transport and the Hanoi People's Committee, with the participation of South Korea’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Land and Transport.

Speaking at the workshop, Vice Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee Khuat Viet Hung said that in the past few years, with the efforts of agencies and units throughout the country, Vietnam has witnessed positive changes in traffic order and safety.

It is most noticeable that the number of traffic accidents has decreased in all three categories: the number of accidents, the number of deaths and the number of injured people, Hung added.

However, he affirmed that there has not yet a comprehensive model to develop a traffic safety plan at provincial level, and that is the reason South Korea’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Land and Transport and South Korea’s leading transportation experts want to develop a comprehensive plan to ensure road safety in Hanoi.

Hung noted that after more than a year with numerous efforts, overcoming the challenges, the team of experts have set a target that deaths in traffic accidents in 2022 will decrease by 20% compared to 2016.

Hung said the assessment showed that South Korean experts have thoroughly studied Hanoi’s traffic safety situation. 

The research team has identified key groups to ensure Hanoi’s traffic safety such as infrastructure, environment for traffic safety, issues of education, enhancing transport managers’ capability, Hung stressed.

In the framework of the workshop, South Korea’s experts made presentations on road traffic in Vietnam in general and in Hanoi in particular, as well as offered many basic measures to improve management for Hanoi’s road traffic safety.
Anh Kiet
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