Ministry urged to design special mechanisms for north-south highway hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung asked the Transport Ministry to soon submit special mechanisms for the north-south highway project during a meeting to launch the sector’s activities for 2018. 

Dung lauded the ministry for completing the task on building legal documents and goals regarding transport, traffic safety, transport infrastructure and administrative reform in 2017.

He required the ministry to continue working to reduce traffic accidents which still claim over 8,000 lives per year.

Another issue of concern is the development gap among different transportation modes, with the slow development of railways and highways putting pressure on national routes and reducing economic competitiveness, the Deputy PM said.

He also underlined the shortcomings of BOT projects which caused public disorder recently and assigned the ministry to review legal regulations in the field.

At the same time, the ministry should review service costs in airports and tighten the control of overload vehicles.

Transport Minister Nguyen Van The said the sector will tighten discipline in personnel work and raise the sense of responsibility of officials to fulfil its tasks.-VNA