Ha Noi to access walking streets and nearby areas (06:52 24/10/2017)


HNP – The Office of the Municipal People’s Committee has recently issued Announcement 254/TB-VP, stating conclusion of Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung at meeting on reviewing operation of walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake and nearby areas.


Over the past months, People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem District and Ha Noi authorities have closely cooperated to realize instruction of the Municipal Party Committee, the People’s Committee and the People’s Council, fulfilled the tasks of popularization, fire safety, security, traffic order and urban order, enhanced cultural, service and tourism activities, and increased environmental sanitation and health. They have successfully promoted the new image of Ha Noi, created a highlight of tourism, culture and friendship, which is appreciated by foreign and Vietnamese visitors.

The Party Committee Standing Commission issued Announcement 837-TBATU dated July 31, 2017 on further opening pedestrian streets around Hoan Kiem Lake and nearby areas. To the end of 2017, there will be more culture and tourism activities, along with projects on improving landscape and water quality of the lake. Therefore, the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem, Department of Culture and Sports, Department of Tourism, Department of Information and Communications, Department of Transportation, Ha Noi Police Department and relevant agencies shall closely cooperate with each other and improve their performance to fulfill targets.

During the process, the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem will be assigned more tasks which are now performed by other authorities. The Hoan Kiem People’s Committee in coordination with Office of Municipal People’s Committee make draft report on reviewing operation of the walking streets in one year for further submission to the Municipal Party Committee’s Standing Commission.

In order to handle shortcomings, the Hoan Kiem District in cooperation with other authorities consider and take following actions:


- Increase examination and control, severely handle violations of environment and urban order in the walking areas or nearby areas. In case of special change of the weather, the Municipal People’s Committee will give specific instruction on opening hour of the pedestrian areas;


- Prepare planning scheme on managing activities around the lake and nearby areas, specifying functions of each area to avoid overlapping. For extension of the walking streets, the Hoan Kiem People’s Committee shall study it thoroughly and report to the Municipal People’s Committee, so that the latter will give specific instruction later;


- Consider pilot project on traffic distribution in one month from the 42nd week of 2017 as following: ban motorbikes, bicycles and autos on Hang Gai, Cau Go streets and Luong Van Can-Dinh Liet area from 6 PM to midnight of Friday, Saturday and Sunday; ban autos on Hang Bai street from 6PM to midnight of Friday, Saturday and Sunday; open two-way street Phan Chu Trinh.

The Municipal People's Committee agrees with the proposal of the Police Department and Hoan Kiem People’s Committee on checkpoints, and asks the Police Department and district People’s Committee to send official document and funding proposal to the Municipal People's Committee.

Hoan Kiem considers proposal of the Department of Information and Communications on handing over bookstalls, and cooperates with the Department to report to Municipal People's Committee for further consideration. For increase of specialized workforce and expenses, it shall coordinate with Department of Finance and Department of Home Affairs and submit proposal to the Municipal People's Committee within October.

The Department of Culture and Sports considers and suggests a specialized process by October 30. 


By Mai Phuong


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