Strengthening measures to ensure traffic safety on inland waterways
Ph.D. Khuat Viet Hung, Vice Chairman of The National Committee for Traffic Safety recognized and appreciated the opinions of delegates

Attending the ceremony was Mr. Tran Van Tho, Deputy Director of Vietnam Inland Waterways Department; Colonel Tran Quoc Chung, Deputy Director of the Traffic Police Department; Mr.Nguyen Phuong Nam, WHO Representative Office in Vietnam; Tran Son Hai, General Director of Green Technology Company DP; representatives of the Office of National Committee for Traffic Safety; representatives of departments under the Ministry of Transport; Traffic Safety Committee of the local units; representatives of local police units. As for the PPA was Major General, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Ngoc Ha, Vice President, representatives of the Police Science Institute, representatives of the functional units in the Academy.


In recent years, the situation of waterway transport order and safetyhave beenvery complicated, directly affects the lives and health of people as well as situation of socio-economic development of the country. To remedy this situation requires the urgent,breakthrough solutions to ensure social safety and order in general as well as inland waterways traffic safety in particular, contributing to consolidating security and sovereignty of the country on inland waters.

Major General, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Ngoc Ha, Vice President of PPA 

spoke at the conference

Before these circumstances, PPA in collaboration with the Office of National Traffic Safety Committee held the Conference "Ensuring traffic safety on inland waterways" for the purpose of assessing the situation of traffic safety and safety on inland waterways; analyze, evaluate the objective,subjective reasons causing situation of traffic law violations as well as inland waterway traffic accidents in recent years, on the basis to propose sync solutions to ensure trafficorder and safety on inland waterways next time.


Under the sponsor of Ph.D Khuat Viet Hung, Vice Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee and Major General, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Ngoc Ha, Vice President of PPA, the participants of the conference were heard 8 discussion speeches by experts from the Inland waterways Department, Traffic Police Department, Director of Public Securityof local units; University of Public Health and the Green Technology Company DP.

The delegates presented speeches at the seminar

Accordingly, the situation of inland waterway traffic accidents has not been curbed yet, the particularly serious accidents have still occurred, causing great damage to property and people, such as the barge carrying 800 tons of sand crashed and made the Ghenh bridge to collapsed onMarch 20th, 2016, the HP 3016 ships rammed down the AnThai bridge on June 3rd, 2016, the situation of gravel,minerals mining, seafood catching and feeding have encroached stream, corridor protection, altered the flow have still been more complicated; state management in ports, inland wharves have been inadequate, etc.


Concluding the Conference, Ph.D Khuat Viet Hung appreciated the comments of the experts and reiterated that the positive comments would be recognized and implemented early in coming time. He also hoped the specialized units would continue to cooperate inresearchto find out more effective measures, particularly initiatives of scientific and technological applications to reduce the inland waterway accidents in the near future.

The delegates took the souvenir photograph


Translated by GL

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