In order to improve the quality of transportation services, reduce transportation costs, ensure transportation order and safety, and limit environmental pollution, the Prime Minister on March 4 issued Decision No. 318/QD-TTg, approving the national transportation service development strategy through 2020, and orientations toward 2030.
The strategy attaches greater importance to the development of railway and waterway transportation over road transportation and to the improvement of transportation safety with the target of annually reducing by 5-10 percent of deaths caused by traffic accidents.
The strategy also stresses the important role of the State in transportation management so as to incrementally improve the legal framework on transportation services, and distinguishes the state management functions from business operations with a view to creating an equal, public and transparent business environment.
By 2030, the total transportation volume will reach 2,500 billion ton.km (equal to 4.3 billion tons of cargoes) and 667 billion passenger.km (equal to 14 billion of turns of passenger).
During 2021 - 2030, the annual average growth rate for cargo and passengers transportation will be 6.7 percent and 8.2 percent, respectively.
Regarding the aviation development, it is targeted to connect all inland tourism spots, open new air routes and increase the capacity of passenger and cargo carriage along the long-range routes to Europe, America and Africa.-