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Transport data to be updated on digital map

Update: July, 26/2016 - 12:00
Cameras are installed on a highway to supervise vehicles’ itinerary. Smart traffic measures will be applied to digital maps to better traffic safety. – VNA/VNS Photo Sỹ Tuyên
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Smart traffic measures will be applied to digital maps for road transport along more than 20,000km of highway stretching across the country.

It is part of a project proposed by the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam to the Ministry of Transport.

If the project is successful, the directorate will propose an appropriate itinerary to expand the project across more than 128,000km of urban roads in various provinces and cities.

Some VNĐ446.5 billion (US$19.8 million) from the State budget and other legal sources are expected to be contributed to the project.

Under the project guidelines, transport experts will collect transport data to update a digital map. They will set up web and mobile applications to gather transport data, supervise vehicles’ itineraries, check traffic routes, control vehicles’ speed and provide guidance to vehicles to ensure they meet load capacity regulations.

The data will help keep track of road works and will supply information that is needed for maintenance.

The project will also help transport managers share forecasts related to travel, public transport and transport infrastructure, according to the directorate.

The project has been divided into different stages.

During the first stage, to be completed in the 2016-17 period, experts will collect data on a 20,000km stretch of highway, with VNĐ198 billion ($8.8 million) in funds.

In the next stage, conducted from 2018 to 2024, the directorate will propose a suitable plan to gradually expand the project to more than 128,000km of roads in urban areas. Funding for this stage will amount to VNĐ248.5 billion ($11 million). – VNS

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