Monday, February 24 2020


Gov’t urges Đà Nẵng to mull over smart traffic system

Update: February, 03/2020 - 15:34


The image of a traffic violator at an intersection in central Đà Nẵng City is sent to the city's traffic police centre. Photo 

HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has asked Đà Nẵng City’s People’s Committee to collect opinions from the ministries to effectively construct and use a smart traffic management system in the city.

In a document sent to several ministries, Dũng asked the city’s People’s Committee to consult with the ministries of Public Security, Justice, Planning and Investment, Transport, and Natural Resources and Environment about the project.

According to the city’s People’s Committee, the project aims to install a traffic system at Đà Nẵng City’s Police Centre to monitor and handle  traffic safety violations.

The system will install equipment at 191 traffic intersections and nine hotspots of traffic accidents, and update traffic signal control of 106 intersections to the city’s operating centre.

Investment for the project is estimated at more than VNĐ550 billion (US$23.7 million) under the public-private partnership model.

Dũng told the Ministry of Finance to work with other agencies to guide the city’s People’s Committee to use the land fund sufficiently and legally, ensure transparency and minimise waste.

At present, 143 surveillance cameras have been installed at traffic intersections in Đà Nẵng City. The camera system operates around the clock, records violations and transfers images of violators to the city’s traffic police centre.

Figures from the city’s Police Department show more than 12,480 cases of violations in 2019, mostly speeding, illegal parking, using the wrong lane and running red lights. — VNS


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