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Hanoi restricts traffic in more than 20 streets ahead of Party Congress

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Hanoi Police has just announced traffic restrictions and re-routing of important downtown streets to serve the XIII National Party Congress, which takes place from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2, at the National Convention Center, according to Vietnamnet.

In order to ensure security, safety, and continuity for congress activities, Hanoi Police have restrained the traffic flow and organized the direction of vehicles, specifically, the temporary ban of trucks with the permitted transport volume of 500 kg or more, contractual cars for transporting passengers of 24 seats or more (except for vehicles with special purposes such as serving the congress, sanitation maintenance, solving and troubleshooting).

From 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Jan. 24, the new rules will applied on many streets including Pham Hung, Do Duc Duc, Khuat Duy Tien, Tran Duy Hung, Nguyen Chi Thanh, Dao Tan, Kim Ma, Lieu Giai, Van Phuc, Le Hong Phong, Hoang Van Thu, Nguyen Tri Phuong, Dien Bien Phu, Nguyen Quyen, Tran Binh Trong, Tran Hung Dao and Thang Long Boulevard.

They will also not be allowed on these streets from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Jan. 25 until the end of Feb. 2.

From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 25, when the Congress officially opens, the vehicles will also be restricted on these additional streets of Dang Thai Mai, Xuan Dieu, Au Co, Nghi Tam, Yen Phu, Thanh Nien, Hung Vuong, Hoang Van Thu, Doc Lap and Dien Bien Phu.

The country’s most important political event, the 13th Party Congress will select the Communist Party general secretary, prime minister, state president, and the National Assembly chairperson for the new five-year term.

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