PM urges ensuring of normal and safe operations of all types of transport

Thursday, 2019-09-12 15:58:52
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the meeting. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has emphasised the need to ensure the normal and safe operations of transport systems of all types, preventing the stagnation in the field from affecting development in the following years.

Speaking at a meeting of the Government’s Standing Board on some transport projects on September 12, the PM recognised the significant efforts and contributions made by the Ministry of Transport (MoT) to the country’s development, but noted that there still remain shortcomings in a number of projects.

He asked the transport sector to be more proactive and concentrated in dealing with formalities and obstacles, while focusing on directing the effective implementation of projects and programmes, especially the system of road expressways and airports.

Mentioning the stagnation in some areas, PM Phuc told the MoT to assign responsibilities more clearly, assign tasks with more specific deadlines, and identify the causes for delays to address them in a definite manner. He also noted the mobilisation of non-state capital sources for the development of some fields.

A general view of the meeting. (Photo: VGP)

Commenting on the MoT’s proposals concerning a number of specific projects and issues, the Government leader reiterated his request to ensure the progress of the Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway project, as well as the normal and safe operations at all airports, particularly the two large airports, Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City) and Noi Bai (Hanoi).

Regarding the overload at Tan Son Nhat Airport, the PM urged the MoT to ensure publicity and transparency of investment projects in aviation infrastructure, while specifying the funding sources (state or non-state) for each project in order to design the implementation plans and effectively mobilise resources.

He requested the acceleration of the handling of current obstacles in the implementation of the MoT-managed urban railway projects in Hanoi, stressing the spirit of promptly putting the Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated railway route into operation.

In terms of the shortcomings in implementing the automated toll collection, PM Phuc insisted that all build-operation-transfer (BOT) toll stations implement the non-stop toll collection system by the deadline of December 31, 2019.