The Ministry of Transport has recently issued a document asking People’s Committees of cities and provinces to coordinate in instructing the implementation of temporary guidelines on transport activities so as to ensure safe and flexible adaptation to and effective control of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government has issued Resolution No.128/NQ-CP dated October 11 on temporary regulations on safe and flexible adaptation to and effective control of COVID-19. To implement the resolution, the Health Ministry has promulgated temporary medical guidance and the Transport Ministry has also released temporary guidelines on transport activities in the five areas of land, inland waterway, maritime, railway and aviation.
Therefore, to ensure smooth and concerted transport activities, People’s Committees of cities and provinces were asked to direct local agencies and units to follow the ministry’s guidelines, and instruct departments of transport to increase passenger volume on fixed intra-provincial and inter-provincial routes licensed by the provincial authorities.
The ministry also suggested localities resume other routes depending on the local level of pandemic risks, while striving to maintain from 10% to a maximum 50% of licensed trips per month in line with requirements in the temporary guidelines.
In a report reviewing passenger transport activities on fixed routes during one week of resumption from October 13-18, the ministry said authorities of 48 provinces and cities had allowed the resumption of inter-provincial routes, while in 15 other localities, the transport departments had submitted plans to resume routes to the municipal/provincial authorities.