|Mike Noon, President of the FIA Region II and New Zealand Automobile Association (right) presents a certificate launching the Automobile Association Việt Nam to Greig Craft, president of AFF and AIP Foundation in Hà Nội yesterday. — Photo courtesy of the organising board.|
HÀ NỘI — The Automobile Association Việt Nam (AAV) was officially launched today in Hà Nội by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP).
Its roadside assistance, including car towing and repairs, will be carried out in partnership with leading car dealers and insurance companies. Towing and repair shop contracts have already been completed in 60 provinces around the country.
There will be numerous benefits including discounted rates for insurance, travel and tourism packages for both Vietnamese and other global members, along with services for the issuance of International Driving Permits for both Vietnamese and foreigners.
The AAV is adopted by the Federation Internationale d’Automobile (FIA) General Assembly.
Besides Hà Nội, its offices will initially be opened in HCM City and Đà Nẵng with services offered to members throughout the country.
The AAV intends to become a leading membership organisation in Việt Nam, with a wide range of products and offerings.
“The AIP has made great contributions to making the road safer in Việt Nam over the past 20 years. I believe, with the establishment of AAV, they will together with the government continue to increase people’s awareness on road safety, while reducing injuries and fatalities caused by traffic accidents,” said Nguyễn Trọng Thái, chief secretary of the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC).
Mike Noon, President of the FIA Region II and New Zealand Automobile Association said during the event that: “Road safety and saving lives is a major part of our mission and so having the AAV — founded by AIP Foundation, and with the support of NTSC — is essential.”
In collaboration with the AIP Foundation and NTSC, the AAV will be well positioned to advance road safety initiatives. All AAV profits will be reinvested back into road safety projects, member benefits and charitable activities. — VNS