More investment should be prioritized for air and rail transport in order to ease pressure on road transport to the Central Highlands, according to Plan 4998 recently released by the Ministry of Transport.
As per the plan, authorities will modernize goods handling technology at transport centers, apply advanced transport technology, comprehensively develop transport supporting services and multi-modal transport, and improve logistics services.
|The Buon Ma Thuot airport in Dak Lak province__Photo: saa.gov.vn|
Enterprises will be encouraged to increase investment in container transport vehicles; promote container handling capacity at goods storing centers; modernize transport vehicles and cargo handling equipment while improving service quality to ensure convenience, safety, and environmental protection. Besides, authorities will work to control the quality of vehicles and fuel and encourage the use of green ones.
At the same time, relevant parties will step up applying information technology, especially automation, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things, to transport management and operations. They will also take concerted measures to guarantee traffic safety, including increasing vehicle examination, boosting communications to promote public awareness and adherence to traffic rules, and stringently deal with violations.
The MoT requested enhancing the connectivity of transport activities so as to drive transport development in the Central Highlands and provide the best possible conditions for goods and passenger transportation.
It also asked for accelerated implementation of the international transport agreements and treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party, and for consideration of revisions to some of the signed deals, if necessary, to facilitate cross-border transportation.- (VLLF)