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Suspension bridges need checking: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested localities to check the quality of all suspension bridges, especially in mountainous areas, at a teleconference on February 25.
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What to do to improve road safety

Vice-chairman of the National Transport Safety Committee Nguyen Hoang Hiep spoke with Giao thong (Transport) newspaper about Vietnam's efforts to tighten transport management.
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Traffic accident death toll climbs

Traffic deaths in the first seventh months of 2013 rose by 4.86 percent year-on-year, according to statistics released by the National Committee for Traffic Safety.
NA deputies hear socio-economic performance Politics

NA deputies hear socio-economic performance

Vietnam’s socio-economic performance in 2012 and the first four months of this year was high on the agenda at the National Assembly (NA)’s fifth session that opened in Hanoi on May 20.

Addressing the opening session, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said although the socio-economic situation is moving in the right direction, it remains slow and fragile. It is forecast that Vietnam will still face challenges in socio-economic development while the global economic climate remains uncertain.
Hanoi encourages riders to use genuine helmets Society

Hanoi encourages riders to use genuine helmets

For three days, beginning on March 23, road users in Hanoi have an opportunity to change their low-quality helmets for a new standard of protective headwear under a programme established by the city’s traffic safety committee.
Red Cross seeks greater role in traffic policy making Society

Red Cross seeks greater role in traffic policy making

The Global Road Safety Partnership will help the Vietnam Red Cross Society ( VRC ) enhance its involvement in the making of traffic safety policy, particularly in perfecting the regulations on compulsory use of helmets for motorbike riders.
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HCM City may ban run-down motorbikes

Many old motorcycles will go off Ho Chi Minh City 's roads when a limit on their life span to be recommended soon by the police is approved by authorities.
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Traffic deaths down by 30 percent

Traffic deaths on land, rail and water in the first four months of this year decreased by 30 percent against the same period last year, the National Committee for Traffic Safety announced on May 17.