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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Tourist transport service quality set to be improved

Updated: 16:45’ - 02/02/2019
By 2025, 80 percent of major passenger transport infrastructure facilities will have modern equipment to provide more convenient services and ensure uninterrupted and safe passenger transportation to tourist sites.

Under the Decision, numerous bus stations, inland water ports, seaports, airports, roads and railways serving tourist transportation will be built nationwide__Photo: Internet

Such is one of the salient points of Prime Minister Decision 62/QD-TTg dated January 15, approving the Scheme on control and improvement of transport service quality and assurance of traffic safety for tourists.

The Scheme, which is made to implement Political Bureau Resolution 08/NQ-TW of 2017, on development of tourism into a spearhead economic sector, carries the hope of managing and operating all expressways by smart transport apps, with a view to incrementally eliminating traffic accident blackspots in road, railway and inland waterways transport.

In the next six years, numerous bus stations, inland water ports, seaports, airports, roads and railways serving tourist transportation will be built in strategic tourism development localities nationwide.

All road and inland waterways means of tourist transport will be equipped with devices to monitor service quality and technical safety up to prescribed requirements.

To achieve the above targets, one of the solutions set forth is improving safety conditions of transport infrastructure facilities for tourist transportation.

Specifically, passenger transport hubs will be upgraded with sufficient functional sections and better equipment to provide more comfortable services to passengers, including those with disabilities.

In addition, the system of traffic signs and tourist information boards along the Trans-Asia Highways and main roads to international border gates, tourism accommodations and attractions will be regularly upgraded.

The quality of level crossing systems will be raised to ensure railway traffic safety, and all unpermitted railway level crossings in densely populated areas and areas with high train frequency will be eliminated.

Investment will be concentrated on main road routes, including eastern North-South Expressway, restored Thap Cham-Da Lat railway, and maritime routes for tourism from the coast to Co To, Cat Ba and Phu Quoc islands.

It is also expected to keep reasonable transportation prices to suit service quality, and apply flexible ticket price policies and smart ticketing. Meanwhile, the provision of travel information and transport support services such as smart apps for finding routes, transport fares and linkage among transportation modes will be promoted.- (VLLF)

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