HCMC to ban vehicles from downtown streets on New Year's Eve

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The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has announced it will ban vehicles from traveling on some certain streets to pave the way for New Year celebrations.

Vehicles will be banned from entering Nguyen Hue Street in District 1 from 6 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2011 until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2012. There will be a light performance and a concert at the outdoor stage in front of Sunwah building on Nguyen Hue Street during that time.

Vehicles will also be banned from entering the streets that intersect with Nguyen Hue Street.

Trucks weighing 2.5 tons or more will be banned from Ton Duc Thang Street between 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2012.

The Transport Department also asked roadwork contractors to stop digging up roads from Dec. 31, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012.

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