Speaking at the signing ceremony, Khuat Viet Hung, Vice President of the committee, said that the number of traffic accidents in Vietnam is decreasing significantly, but unstably.
To achieve a stable decline, it needs joint efforts and determination of State management offices and the mobilisation of resources from society.
Therefore, the MoU is expected to open up opportunities to apply technologies and initiatives intensifying traffic safety in Vietnam, while helping strengthen the two sides’ cooperation in putting forward regulations and standards related to vehicle safety, Hung added.
Bosch Vietnam Director General Guru Mallikarjuna, stated that Bosch has coordinated with many organisations and partners in studying traffic accidents in numerous countries with the aim to find out main reasons for these accidents so as to propose more safety measures.
In Vietnam, Bosch Vietnam has two research and development centres in Ho Chi Minh City focusing on researching automobile and vehicle safety technologies. Therefore, the company can collaborate with Vietnamese localities in improving traffic safety in the country, he added.
In the first eight months of 2017, 12,755 traffic accidents occurred in Vietnam, killing 5,422 people and injuring 10,543 others. Compared with the same period last year, decreases were seen in the numbers of cases, fatalities and injuries.