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AIP launches Automobile Association Vietnam
By Van Ly
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AIP launches Automobile Association Vietnam

By Van Ly

Representatives pose for a photo at the AAV launch ceremony - PHOTO: VAN LY

HANOI – The Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP) on September 10 celebrated the launch ceremony of Automobile Association Vietnam (AAV), which will provide technical support for automobiles on the road.

Greig Craft, chairman of AIP Foundation, said Vietnam is home to some four million operational automobiles and the figure rises by 13% each year. As such, the country inevitably sees multiple breakdowns caused by flat tires, dead storage batteries and broken windscreens and car windows, he stressed, adding that this was the main reason for establishing AAV.

“AAV has clinched agreements with 199 garage partners in 59 provinces and cities nationwide to supply technical support to members,” Craft said. The association has offices in HCMC, Hanoi and Danang cities and is expected to expand to other large provinces and cities, he confirmed.

The association’s members will be offered discount packages on insurance, tourism, consumption and international driving license-issuance services, according to Craft.

Besides this, members of the association can enjoy promotional programs offered by stores, restaurants, clinics, hospitals and drugstores.

There are three types of membership plans. A silver membership costs VND999,000 per year, while a gold membership and platium membership cost VND1.999 million and VND2.999 million, respectively, per year.

All profits from AAV will be reinvested in traffic safety programs, the development of facilities for AAV members and partners and charity activities, according to the AIP Foundation.

The foundation will be in charge of controling and managing AAV to ensure professionalism and international quality standards to bring various benefits to its members.

Addressing the ceremony, Nguyen Trong Thai, chief of the National Traffic Safety Committee, said the AIP Foundation has made many contributions to traffic safety and security in Vietnam for 20 years. He expressed his wish that the foundation, with the establishment of AAV, would collaborate with the Vietnamese Government to raise residents’ awareness of traffic safety and thus reduce injuries and deaths caused by traffic accidents.

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