The transport sector should aim to meet the national economy’s development demand in the new period, affirmed Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
The Government leader made the instruction while attending a ceremony to mark the 65 th anniversary of the transport sector (August 28, 1945-2010) held in Hanoi on August 24.
To reach this goal, the sector should focus on strengthening the efficiency of State management work and continue to complete its institutional system and development planning strategies, he said.
It also needs to boost the application of new technologies, strengthen construction investment management and waste prevention as well as improve the quality and progress of traffic works, he added.
The PM asked the sector to speed up the comprehensive development of transport forms, develop the traffic mechanics industry and encourage the participation of all economic sectors in this field.
The sector should implement drastic and synchronous measures on traffic safety in an effort to reduce accidents as well as enhance educational campaigns to raise public awareness of traffic safety, he noted.
Over past years, the transport sector has built a number of regional-scale projects such as Thang Long, Chuong Duong, My Thuan, Thanh Tri and Bai Chay bridges, Hai Van tunnel, Cai Lan deepwater port, Noi Bai International Airport’s T1 terminal and the Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong expressway.
Throughout the country, almost all national roads, bridges, airports and ports have been built and upgraded. The rural traffic network has been reaching into remote areas and helping to improve people’s lives.
Notably, Ho Chi Minh Road , the country’s second trans-Vietnam way, which is of great significance to national socio-economic development, security and defence, has seen its first phase basically completed./.