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HÀ NỘI (VNS) — Some 5,000 traffic accidents occurred across Việt Nam in the first quarter of 2016, killing nearly 2,200 people and injuring more than 4,500, the National Traffic Safety Committee has reported.
Compared to the same period last year, the number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries fell by 14.8 per cent, 6.5 per cent and 17.7 per cent, respectively, the committee said on Tuesday.
According to the report, the transport police also fined more than 909,000 vehicles for violating laws on the roads, collecting VNĐ608 billion (US$27 million). Fines were issued in 505 cases for violating railway safety, contributing more than VNĐ124 million ($5,500) to the state budget, and 39,400 vehicles were fined a total of VNĐ22 billion ($998,000) for breaking laws on the waterways.
Besides this, 7,700 out of 51,000 flights were delayed in the first quarter and 295 flights were cancelled.
The Ministry of Transport completed and put into operation 23 projects, including the Hà Nội-Bắc Giang Expressway, the Hòa Trung Bridge in the southern province of Cà Mau and the Năm Căn-Đất Mũi Road section on Hồ Chí Minh Road. –– VNS