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HCM City curbs traffic congestion

Update: June, 05/2012 - 10:10

HCM CITY — HCM City has been able to reduce traffic congestion and the number of accidents by 26-40 per cent this year, an official said.

So far this year, there has been only two traffic jams that lasted for 30 minutes, 21 cases fewer than in the same period last year, according to Le Toan, deputy director of the Department of Transport.

There have been 268 accidents causing 240 deaths in the period, 30 per cent and 26.38 per cent down year-on-year respectively.

He said his department had used VND99 billion (US$4.75 million) of the VND105 billion allocated by the city to ensure traffic safety, including installing median strips, and remarking lanes. — VNS

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