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Cable theft causes highway chaos in Lao Cai

Update: October, 15/2015 - 11:41
The lighting system along the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway. Some cables and materials of the system have been stolen since early this year. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Hung

HA NOI (VNS) — Some cables and materials of Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway's lighting system have been stolen since early this year, the operation and maintenance company under the Vietnam Expressway Corporation said.

The stolen cables and materials were installed at intersections in Cam Duong Town and Xuan Giao Commune in Bao Thang District in the northern mountainous Lao Cai Province.

The lighting system was not working following the theft, causing public and traffic chaos, a spokesperson of the company said.

The company's guards often patrolled the hot spots of thefts, but they faced several difficulties as the thieves collectively beat them up, the spokesperson said.

The company plans to join hands with Lao Cai Province authorities and other provinces and cities through which the highway passes to raise people's awareness about protecting the route. They would also consider strict punishment for the guilty persons, the spokesperson said. — VNS

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