Hanoi-Hai Phong Highway (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the transport sector to continue improving the capacity, validity and efficiency of its state management as this is a decisive factor for the sector’s better regional and international integration.

Attending a conference in Hanoi on January 4 to review the sector’s four-year implementation of Resolution No.13-NQ/TW on building a synchronous transport infrastructure system to turn Vietnam into a modern industrialised nation by 2020 and put forth 2016 tasks, the PM suggested the sector better mechanisms, policies, and strategies relating to transport, and speed up administrative reform, especially in procedures involved in people and businesses.

Along with the effective management and use of investment from the State budget, the sector should focus on mobilising and efficiently utilising resources from society to develop transport infrastructure synchronously in order to meet the country’s development requirements.

The Government leader also requested for tightened management of transportation business and control over vehicles’ loading capacity, as well as intensified transportation restructuring.

Attention should be paid to ensuring traffic safety and order, and reducing traffic accidents in terms of the number of cases, and the number of fatalities and the injured, he added.

After four years implementing the resolution, the country’s transport system has seen positive progress, with numerous major rojects put into operation, including the expanded Highway 1A, Ho Chi Minh Highway running through the Central Highlands regions, and Hanoi-Thai Nguyen, Hanoi-Hai Phong, Noi Bai-Lao Cai and Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressways, and Nhat Tan bridge.

In 2015, the country saw decreases in the number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries. The number of fatalities reduced to below 9,000 for the first time after years.

This year, the sector strives to further tighten transportation business activities, while controlling vehicles’ loading capacity, cutting down the number of traffic accidents by 5-10 percent at all localities, and reducing traffic jams in major cities, particularly Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.-VNA