All construction on roads and pavements must be halted or completed by Friday to ensure traffic safety for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, Hanoi’s transportation department announced on Sunday.
|Roadworks on Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi in December 2019. — VNA/VNS Photo|
Accordingly, all project management boards and contractors carrying out infrastructure projects like installing water pipelines or power cables in the capital city must return the roads and pavements to their original state by January 10 at the latest.
The blanket order aimed at both finished and on-going projects.
Inspectors will be deployed to check on the work and strictly handle violations, like digging up roads without permits, said the city transportation authorities.
The transportation infrastructure maintenance board, meanwhile, will do final checks on city roads and fix any problems that arise before the Lunar New Year.
HCM City earlier also ordered banning all road works from January 17 to February 1, or the 23rd of the final lunar month to the 8th day of the first month of the lunar new year, with the cleanup of construction sites expected to be done before January 17. — VNS
Hanoi authorities have planned a range of measures to mitigate traffic jams and ensure traffic safety as the Lunar New Year approaches.