HCM City stops road repairs during Tet hinh anh 1Pavement in many streets in HCM City has been dug up to be retiled (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Road digging and construction of utility projects will stop from January 27 to February 15, according to the HCM City Department of Transport.

It also asked the excavation team to clean and restore the road surface by February 1.

Clean streets will create more advantages for business and entertainment activities of residents during Tet (Lunar New Year).

According to the department, there were 60 works under construction in the city by the end of 2015.

The department has issued a list of parking lots to serve people who participate in festivities during Tet including Tao Dan Flower Festival, Nguyen Hue Flower Street Festival, and flowers markets at September 23, Gia Dinh and Le Van Tam parks, which will begin from February 1.

There will be parking lots to be set up on 25 streets downtown, such as Ham Nghi, Pasteur, Ton Duc Thang and Le Thanh Ton streets, for 1,380 autos and 3,900 motorbikes.

In addition, parking lots of 12 buildings in District 1, including Kumho Asiana Plaza, Saigon Centre and Sunwah Tower, as well as areas in city parks, will be used during Tet.

Ngo Hai Duong, head of the department's Transport Management and Operation Centre, said district authorities were responsible for checking and fining impromptu parking lots, which collect high fees.

"People should come to parking lots on the official list. They will charge affordable fees," Duong said.

This year, the city's People's Committee will spend 135 million VND (6,100 USD) to give 1,000 bus tickets to workers at export processing zones and industrial parks.

The workers who do not return to their hometowns will have an opportunity to enjoy the Tet in the city.-VNA