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HCMC prioritizes student safety with innovative school zone upgrades

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The HCMC government has implemented groundbreaking safety improvements around four schools, utilizing the newly launched Safe School Zones Guide that aims to make school commutes safer for students across Vietnam.

Following a city-wide assessment that identified numerous schools in need of urgent safety upgrades, the city’s Department of Transport partnered with the Traffic Safety Committee and AIP Foundation to implement these modifications.

These enhancements include new pedestrian traffic lights, raised crosswalks, rumble strips, and protective barriers.

The initiative aligns with Vietnam’s efforts to prioritize the safety of school-aged children and reflects a growing commitment to fostering a culture of safety and empowerment for students.

The program also promotes healthier and greener transportation options by encouraging walking and cycling to school.

Mirjam Sidik, CEO of AIP Foundation, said investing in school zone safety is a direct investment in the future of our children.

The department is now developing a plan to extend these safety enhancements to other school zones throughout the city, setting a precedent for the rest of Vietnam.

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