|A motorbike driving evaluation session in the central province of Nghệ An. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Văn Nhật|
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport will set up three inspection groups to check up on driving training and examination activities at driver training centres in all 63 localities before April 15 this year.
The move aims to identify problems and issues (if any) to amend or adjust policies, or to ask the relevant authorities to put in measures to address the issues and prevent corruption in this field.
Through inspection, the legal regulations in the training, testing and issuance of driver's licences will also be reviewed to see if any corruption or standing issue is present.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Transport has assigned the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam and municipal/provincial transport departments with organising the inspection and examination of driver training institutions and driving examination centres under their jurisdiction.
The country currently has 149 driving examination centres, 343 centres for car driving training, and 463 centres for motorbike driving training.
The first inspection group – headed by the inspectors of the transport ministry, along with members from the ministry’s transportation department, and the Information Technology Centre – will be inspecting the following localities: Hà Nội, Hòa Bình, Hải Dương, Quảng Ninh, Sơn La, Điện Biên, Lai Châu, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Đắk Lắk, Đắk Nông, Bình Phước, Lâm Đồng, Khánh Hòa, Bình Định, and Phú Yên.
The second inspection group – headed by the ministry’s transportation department, in coordination with the ministry’s inspectors, the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam, and the Information Technology Centre – will be checking up on Hải Phòng, Lào Cai, Yên Bái, Hà Nam, Nam Định, Thái Bình, Ninh Bình, Thanh Hóa, Đà Nẵng, Quảng Nam, Quảng Ngãi, Vĩnh Long, Cần Thơ, Hậu Giang, Bến Tre, and Trà Vinh.
The third inspection group – by the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam – will be responsible for the assessment of Bắc Ninh, Bắc Giang, Lạng Sơn, Vĩnh Phúc, Phú Thọ, Hưng Yên, Thái Nguyên, Bắc Kạn, Cao Bằng, Tuyên Quang, Hà Giang, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên Huế, Bà Rịa - Vũng tàu, Bình Thuận, Ninh Thuận, Đồng Nai, Bình Dương, HCM City, Tây Ninh, Long An, Tiền Giang, Đồng Tháp, An Giang, Kiên Giang, Sóc Trăng, Bạc Liêu, and Cà Mau.
The transport ministry has also recently sent a document to all municipal and provincial authorities on the prevention of corruption and tightening management of driving licences, noting that this activity "has great impact on the society and directly affects people, transport units, traffic safety and traffic accidents," and that this is an area with high risks of corruption.
The ministry also seeks to modernise the driving education activities with more widespread and comprehensive application of information technology.— VNS