A ceremony was held in Hanoi to present awards to authors of the best slogans selected in the “Doraemon with traffic safety in Vietnam” contest.
The winner is Luan Anh Tuyet, a student at Ngan Son ethnic boarding school, with the slogan “Niem vui theo em den truong la su an toan tren tung buoc di” (The joy on my way to school is safety in every step).
Tuyet received a prize worth VND2.2 million (US$200), a round-trip air ticket from Vietnam to Tokyo, and a TV set.
Launched by the Traffic Police Department in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Training and Japan’s Mainichi Newspaper Group in May this year, the programme received 24,257 slogans, which show public wish of ensuring traffic safety for children.
Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Hiroshi Fukada said Vietnam should strive to create a safe and orderly traffic environment for people in the next three to five years.
Senior Lieutenant Colonel Do Thanh Binh, Deputy head of the Traffic Police Department, pledged to take measures to ensure traffic safety for investors, including those from Japan .
Japan launched a traffic safety programme featuring Doraemon 30 years ago, when about 15,000 Japanese people were killed by traffic accidents every year. Japan is now one of the countries with the safest traffic network in the world, while its people have very good road sense. The number of traffic-linked deaths has shrunk to around 4,000 a year.