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The directorate for roads in Vietnam plans to use a coach station management software programme nationwide following a successful trial in the central city of Da Nang.

This is part of a strategic project on coach station management, said deputy head of the directorate Nguyen Van Quyen.

Quyen said that the application of technology in the management of coach stations, which was first adopted by Da Nang bus station in 2013, is ready for other stations to use.

"The programme is expected to help ensure consistent management over coach stations and connectivity between stations," Quyen said.

According to Da Nang Transportation and Bus Station Management Company, the application of technology helps ensure smoother ticket sales, parking and tracking of coaches.

The programme provides information on coach operators, coach routes and fees. It helps save labour, increases transparency and reduces losses in the fee-collecting process.

The directorate for roads plans to adopt the programme at 200 of the 457 coach stations nationwide.-VNA