Reporting to the People’s Council, Vice Chairman of the City People’s Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung said that with the rapid increase in the number of personal vehicles, investment in infrastructure projects remains difficult, and awareness of compliance with regulations on

“It is forecasted that traffic congestion in the area will continue to be complicated and unpredictable, especially in the inner city area from Ring Road 3 and on some radial trunk roads.

Hanoi City will create a project to limit personal transportation in 2016. Photo: Ba Do.

To overcome the above risks, leaders of the City People’s Committee proposed to continue implementing the Target Program to reduce congestion and ensure traffic safety in the area in the period 2016-2020 with a total estimated budget.

One of the contents of the program is that in 2016, Hanoi will spend about 700 million VND to create a plan to gradually limit the use of personal vehicles.

In a speech read at the Hanoi City Party Congress in early November, Director of the Department of Transport Vu Van Vien also said that, along with prioritizing investment in the transport infrastructure system to serve urban development,

This is not the first time the City People’s Council has passed a Resolution on reducing congestion, including a request to research solutions to limit personal vehicles.

However, after nearly 4 years of implementing the resolution, Hanoi has not come up with any specific solutions to limit personal vehicles.

Some contents of the target program to reduce congestion and ensure traffic safety in Hanoi in the period 2016-2020.

Reduce at least 40 congestion points and prevent prolonged traffic congestion in the area.

Implementing many solutions such as: Propaganda work;

Continue to invest in many construction projects that play a role in reducing traffic congestion.

In addition, the Hanoi People’s Committee also set the goal of accelerating the progress of moving production facilities, schools, and hospitals out of the city center in accordance with the planning, roadmap, and prioritizing land fund allocation.

Vo Hai