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Hà Nội to pilot zany parking scheme

Update: August, 18/2016 - 09:00

HÀ NỘI – Hà Nội’s Transport Department will pilot a project on Dã Tượng Street allowing vehicle parking on one side of streets in the city, instead of both sides used now, according to the city People’s Committee Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung.

Per the project, vehicle owners will be required to park on the side of the street with odd-numbered houses on odd numbered days and on the side of the street with even-numbered houses on even numbered days, according to the project.

To handle the shortage of public parking spaces, Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung said city authorities would discuss a scheme limiting personal vehicles and boosting public transport.

Under the scheme, the city will build car parks and traffic signal systems amd restrict vehicles in the city centre at certain times. 

Hà Nội authorities have hired a Japanese company to design underground parking stations at August Revolution Square, in Thống Nhất, Thủ Lệ and Thanh Nhàn parks and Quần Ngựa Stadium.

Chung also said city authorities planned a daily time frame for environmental workers to collect rubbish from households, from 8pm to 10pm.  

Each year the city spends about VNĐ3 trillion (US$134.52 million) on rubbish collection, transportation and disposal.

The city is going to step up mechanisation to increase labour productivity and reduce costs for these works, according to the chairman.

Local authorities had considered allowing rubbish collection from 5pm to 7pm.   

But, after inspections municipal authorities realised that when people left out rubbish from 5pm to 7pm, scrap dealers came to take the rubbish.

The city has designed a template for rubbish collection in public places, with shielding to ensure sanitation and urban beauty.

Urban sanitation work will be organised with each environmental hygiene company responsible for one or several districts. — VNS

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