Hanoi: Public servants may start working at 9am
Phuc, who also chair the National Committee for Traffic Safety, says that the year-end summary meeting on national traffic safety task in 2011 will take place in late November at the National Convention Center in Hanoi.
Phuc says that the current traffic situation is complicated. The number of deadly traffic accidents is on the rise while the numbers of dead and injured victims are not reducing. Gridlocks in big cities and national highways occur very often.
To control gridlocks, the government has asked HCM City to have a plan on changing working time before November 20. The Government Office will organize a meeting, which is chaired by Deputy PM Phuc, with the participation of representatives of Hanoi, HCM City and related ministries to consider the two cities’ plans on working hour change.
The Ministry of Transport and Hanoi administration presented their working-time changing plans in Hanoi.
While Hanoi plans to change working hour in 12 districts only, the Ministry of Transport’s plan is for the entire city.
The subjects for Hanoi’s plan include three groups. The first group includes employees of government agencies and Hanoi’s state agencies, kindergarten, primary and junior secondary students. For this group, the working hours will be nearly unchanged. However, employees of central agencies will work half of hour earlier than employees of local agencies, from 7.30am to 4.30pm.
The second group includes college students and high school students who will begin studying before 7am for the morning shift and finish after 6pm for the afternoon shift.
The third group consists of shopping and service centers, which will open from 9am and close after 7pm.
The city government plans to apply the change in 12 out of 29 districts, starting from January 1, 2012.
Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Transport’s plan, employees of central government agencies will work from 9-12am and 1-6pm; employees of Hanoi’s agencies will work from 8.30-12am and 1-5.30pm. Thu Anh