A district in HCM City has stepped up its efforts to respond to residents’ complaints within five seconds via a newly-launched mobile application.
Many HCM CITY sidewalks have been encroached again after a campaign was launched to remove illegally parked cars, vendors, cafes, canopies and other obstructions.
In a move to sustain its sweeping "sidewalk clean-up" campaign, the capital city’s leader said the head of each local division will be held accountable if public space violations reoccur.
Eradicating the sidewalk economy to clear pavements for pedestrians is not a wise solution. Rather, the Government should consider pavements as “public goods” and plan to manage them in a manner that benefits all stakeholders.
The chairman of the HCM City’s People’s Committee has urged district authorities to seek long-term measures to free up pavements in an aim to beautify the city and maintain security and order.
People have been trading on the streets of the capital city for countless years. Many people who sell on the streets are breaking the law by doing so. However, in many cases it is their only way of earning a living.
Pavement encroachment to serve business activities is a rampant norm, albeit illegal.