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Deputy PM urges handling congestion at auto testing centers

By N. Tan

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HCMC – Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has requested the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Transport to find solutions to worsening congestion at auto inspection centers so as to protect the legitimate interests of car owners.

Deputy PM Tran Hong Ha on March 8 worked with the relevant ministries in Hanoi to address huge crowds of autos at auto inspection centers, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

According to the Ministry of Transport, currently, the inspection centers in the two big cities of Hanoi and HCMC only meet 40% and 50%, respectively of the residents’ inspection demands. This percentage even dropped to 30% in some months.

At the meeting, many officials proposed focusing on measures to resume inspection centers in Hanoi and HCMC cities as soon as possible.

The deputy prime minister underlined the necessity to resolve the existing shortcomings, however this should not impact inspection services.

The Ministry of Transport was asked to guide eligible maintenance service centers of automakers to participate in providing inspection services. Also, exemption of inspection would be applied for brand-new vehicles, said the deputy prime minister.

Meanwhile, Deputy PM Ha urged the Ministry of Transport to mobilize human resources being the inspectors of other localities to work for inspection centers in Hanoi and HCMC and ask inspectors to work overtime to meet the auto inspection demand.

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