Japan is ready to help Vietnam improve its traffic systems, affirmed a Japanese official at a recent seminar in Hanoi.

At the seminar on the application of IT and telecoms in urban traffic management”, Japanese Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Tetsuo Yamakawa said that the Japanese government is interested in the application of an intelligent traffic system (ITS) in Vietnam and is ready to provide consultancy for the country in this field.

According to participants at the seminar, ITS can be applied to various road traffic activities as it helps complete road infrastructure structure, urgently settle traffic problems, modernise automatic fee collection and electronic weighing stations as well as regulate the travel of traffic means by e-signals.

In addition, the application of ITS will provide information for passers, popularise traffic culture and support the process of monitoring the public traffic system along side preventing traffic jams, they added.

The application of ITS is extremely necessary as it also contributes to production of smart traffic means, which limits environmental pollution and improve the efficiency of traffic safety equipment, they noted.

Recently, Hanoi and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed the minutes of discussions on a 3 million USD technical cooperation project on improving public transport in Hanoi (Trahud II)./.