Hanoi issues travel ban on 30 streets for Party congress

By Ha An-Minh Chien, Thanh Nien News

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Hanoi authorities on Wednesday announced that they would ban large vehicles from traveling on more than 30 streets  between January 20 and 28, to ensure security for the 12th National Party Congress.
The congress is scheduled to take place at the National Convention Center.
According to the police, from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. from January 20-28, trucks carrying 500 kilograms of cargo or more and buses carrying at least 25 passengers will be banned from entering Pham Hung Street and part of Thang Long Boulevard near the center.
Other streets included in the ban are Do Duc Duc, Tran Duy Hung, Nguyen Chi Thanh, Khuat Duy Tien, Nguyen Trai, and Tran Phu.
The other streets that have banned access to those vehicles are To Huu, Le Van Luong, Hoang Minh Giam, Hoang Quoc Viet, Kim Ma, Lieu Giai, Van Phuc, and Van Bao.
Nguyen Thai Hoc, Tay Son, Le Truc, and Tran Phu, along with Hung Vuong, Chu Van An, Hoang Dieu, and Doc Lap, will also not allow access to such trucks and buses.
Along with those streets, those in Le Hong Phong, Hoang Van Thu, Nguyen Tri Phuong, and Dien Bien Phu, Le Duc Tho, Le Quang Dao, Nguyen Co Thach, and Nguyen Xien, will also refuse entry to trucks and buses. Nghiem Xuan Yen and Giai Phong, make up the list of streets limiting access to specific vehicles.
The police said vehicles travellng from National Highway 5 to National Highway 1B must pass the two bridges of Vinh Tuy and Thanh Tri, instead of running through banned streets, Vietnam News Agency reported.

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