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Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a notice calling for public order and traffic safety during the country’s upcoming holidays this month.

The document was sent to the ministries of public securities, defence, transport, information and communications, the National Committee for Traffic Safety, Vietnam Television, the Vietnam News Agency and provincial and citywide people’s committees.

The country will have long holidays on the Death Anniversary of the Hung Kings, which will fall on April 16 and last for three days and the national Reunification Day and Labour Day, which will start on April 30 and last four days.

Under the document, PM Phuc asked the ministries and agencies to provide information on traffic safety and accident prevention to media outlets, and encourage residents to travel by public vehicles, especially on highways.

The ministries should more closely manage coaches, terminals, stations and airports to reduce traffic jams, delays and illegal price hikes for tickets, the PM said.

Increased inspection and patrols should be organised to strictly punish traffic regulation violators, especially those who directly cause traffic accidents.

Traffic infrastructure will be checked, including signals, warning signs and warning equipment in places that have a high risk for traffic accidents. Tollbooths will assign more workers to collect fees in an effort to reduce traffic jams.

Commune-level people’s committees must take the responsibility of managing wharfs and tourism sites in the local areas, he said.

He added that the ministries should supply their traffic safety hotlines to media to receive reports on the issue during the festivals.-VNA