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Capital to publish coach route maps for the public

Update: October, 24/2015 - 09:53
Coaches go in and out My Dinh Terminal in Ha Noi. The Ha Noi Transport Department will publish maps of fixed inter-provincial coach routes to and from the city. — VNA/VNS Photo The Duyet
HA NOI (VNS)— The Transport Ministry has asked Ha Noi Transport Department to publish maps of fixed inter-provincial coach routes to and from the city.

The maps must detail registered and unregistered schedules to avoid overlaps in bus route registration.

This came amid reports of unclear State transport management.

During a meeting with Vietnam Automobile Transportation Association on October 15, Transport Minister Dinh La Thang said, "Someone told me that to have a slot to operate a coach route in My Dinh stadium costs up to VND600 million (US$27,000)

After inspecting coach registration procedures at the stadium, the department submitted a report to the ministry debunking the rumor on Monday.

The department affirmed that the slots have been transferred among transport businesses and individuals under the laws of business and co-operatives after merging and share transfer.

The department said it does not accept proposals from any coach companies to increase bus routes, adding that permit-granting procedures are publicly placed at single window systems at coach stations.

In a dispatch to the department on Thursday, Nguyen Hong Truong, deputy minister of transport, hailed the department's prompt investigation.

In the future, instead of permit-granting procedures, coach companies would be invited to bid to register for bus routes, the ministry said. — VNS

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