City radio rewards traffic jam informers

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People in Ho Chi Minh City will be rewarded for reporting traffic jams to a program on the city radio station.


The rewards, introduced Tuesday by the People's Voice of Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon Import Export Investment Incorporation, will be given to the listeners who provide the most updates about traffic jams, accidents and general problems to the station's "24h Traffic Program." The program runs from 6a.m. to midnight every day.


Awards for this year are worth VND100 million (US$5,300) and will be given to listeners, coodinators and editors.


The "24h Traffic Program" on FM 99.9MHz was first broadcast in November last year in partnership with the city board of traffic safety. It informed people about traffic jam spots to avoid. Information came from more than 100 coodinators and more than 300 listeners including students, drivers and traffic police.


It was valued by the city government as one of eight urgent solutions to limit traffic jams in the city.


In September, the station will start the Urban traffic channel.


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