The event saw the attendance of Truong Hoa Binh, Politburo member, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety; Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member, Head of the Party Central Committee (PCC)’s Mass Mobilization Commission; Nguyen Van The, PCC member, Minister of Transport, Standing Vice Chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety; Phung Xuan Nha, PCC member, Minister of Education and Training; Nguyen Duc Chung, PCC members, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee; Umeda Kunio, Ambassador of Japan to Vietnam.
Other representatives of the Central level’s ministries and sectors, Hanoi, and 3,000 first grade pupils, teachers, parents, famous artists, and local residents were also in attendance.
At the launching ceremony.
The campaign aimed at achieving the goal of raising the ratio of children wearing helmets to 80% by 2020; increasing the number of children wearing helmets nationwide, and raising public awareness on wearing helmets for children when traveling with their parents.
Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung speaks at the program.
Speaking at the program, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said that this is the second year Honda Viet Nam presents helmets for first-grade pupils in Hanoi and other localities throughout the country, thus encouraging parents to abide by regulations on wearing helmets for their children while traveling by motorbikes.
In realizing the PM’s Directive 04/CT-TTg on more measures to improve the regulations compliance on wearing helmets while riding motorbikes, Chung urged the city’s entities, schools, teachers and parents to strictly abide by regulations on wearing helmets for children.
He asked the Department of Education and Training in coordination with the Municipal Police to enforce the Law on Traffic Safety, especially regulations on wearing helmets.
Permanent Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh addresses the event.
Addressing the event, Permanent Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh stressed its great significance, featuring the strong commitment of the whole society to safety and health for the next generation and prevention of traffic accidents.
He requested all levels, sectors and the entire political system to disseminate and communicate the Law on traffic safety to mitigate road accidents.
The Permanent Deputy PM urged parents and adults to seriously obey the regulations on helmet wearing while asking teachers and school laborers to regularly guide and direct transport safety regulations for pupils and students including helmet wearing.
He also hoped that pupils would learn transport safety regulations and wear helmets when joining in traffic.