Hanoi has banned State employees and agencies from using public vehicles to go to festivals and organising festival visits during working hours.

The ban was made following a push by the Hanoi People’s Committee to speed up the implementation of administrative rules at State agencies, as said in a document signed by Chairman Nguyen The Thao on February 16.

In the document, Thao asked directors of departments and chairmen of district and ward People’s Committees to supervise working discipline and implementation of administrative rules to ensure public services are carried out in a timely manner.

The Department of Industry and Trade, the Department of Finance, and district and ward People’s Committees were also requested to ensure supply of goods and stable prices after the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.

Thao assigned the city police and the Department of Transport to supervise coaches and strictly fine violations for speeding and overloaded buses.

Mobile police will be allotted to main roads, leisure centres and festival places to ensure traffic safety. People causing public disorder or engaged in scams will be punished according to the law.

The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism was asked to set up inspection teams to check services at festivals including restaurants and vehicles parking places.-VNA