Traffic congestion in HCM City (Source :vietnamnet.vn)
HCM City (VNA) – The number of traffic accidents and deaths in the southern city in 2015 remained relatively high while traffic congestion in some districts have not been solved thoroughly.

The information was heard at a conference on deploying traffic safety work for 2016 held in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh on February 26.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Khoa stressed from the beginning of this year, the city has proactively sped up progress of major traffic projects and re-planned the local public transport network in order to ensure its interoperability, while maintaining an uninterrupted city transport system.

Regarding to management of traffic violations, the Vice Chairman ordered districts to regularly instruct relevant bodies to detect and handle misconducts in a timely and strict manner.

The city is striving to reduce the number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries by at least five percent compared with 2015, improve traffic congestion and raise the public’s observance of traffic rules.

The city is also actively carrying out the National Traffic Safety Year 2016 programme focusing on enhancing the effectiveness and discipline of duty enforcement forces in ensuring traffic safety.

In 2015, the city had 3,712 traffic accidents, killing 703 victims and injuring 3,302 others.-VNA