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3rd train of Hanoi’s metro railway arrives in Vietnam

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The third metro train of the Nhon-Hanoi station urban railway project has arrived at Hai Phong Port in the northern city of Hai Phong, according to the Hanoi Urban Railway Management Board (MRB).

Đoàn tàu thứ 3 của đường sắt Nhổn - Ga Hà Nội đã về Việt Nam

The train will be transported by super-long and super-heavy vehicles to Hanoi, where it will be assembled and run on a trial basis before being put it into operation.

The remaining seven trains are being manufactured in France. It is expected that they will be transported to Vietnam in July 2021.

The Nhon-Hanoi Station urban railway project uses 10 trains, designed by French manufacturer Alstom.

The new train is painted in green, pink, red and white. The locomotive is decorated with the image of Khue Van pavilion, the symbol of Hanoi.

The train is designed in standard size (1,435 mm), and made by aluminum alloy with light weight, has a long life, and is environmentally friendly. It meets the latest European standards with luxurious style, and is modern and fully equipped.

It uses the communication-based train control solution called URBALIS, which is Alstom’s most advanced solution.

The train is capable of carrying 944-1,124 people, with a density of about 6.6 – 8 people/m2 and can run at a commercial speed of 35km/h, a design speed of 80km/h.

3rd train of Hanoi’s metro railway arrives in Vietnam
The arrival of the carriages marks the completion of the third train which has been specifically produced for the line. Indeed, a total of ten trains are set to be used on routes throughout the capital.

3rd train of Hanoi’s metro railway arrives in Vietnam
The metro train will be then transported to Hanoi, due to arrive at Nhon depot on February 23.
3rd train of Hanoi’s metro railway arrives in Vietnam
The train, originally manufactured in France, consists of four carriages. Most notably, it has been fully equipped to feature an array of modern facilities.

3rd train of Hanoi’s metro railway arrives in Vietnam
At present, the other seven trains are now in the process of being manufactured in France and are scheduled to arrive in the nation by July.
3rd train of Hanoi’s metro railway arrives in Vietnam
The first and second metro trains were transported to Vietnam on October 18, 2020 and February 5, 2021, respectively. The first trials to test both the trains and the tracks took place along a 10-km long route on January 22. Photos: VTC

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Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/society/3rd-train-of-hanoi-s-metro-railway-arrives-in-vietnam-714817.html

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Province in central Vietnam encourages households to plant uniform flowering trees

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The leader of the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien-Hue has called on households and agencies to deck the streets of the province with hoa mai (Ochna integerrima), a popular type of flowering tree.

The direction was confirmed by Phan Ngoc Tho, chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee, on Monday.

According to Tho, the tree-planting campaign aims to convince each institution and residential household to plant one or two Ochna integerrima trees at the front of their buildings or houses.

It is recommended that participants choose the local variety of Ochna integerrima, which differs from other types by its consistent five-petal flowering and highly scented blossoms.

The initiative is expected to paint the whole province with the yellow shade of Ochna integerrima during its blossom season in spring, which would add another charm to the place and consolidate the position of the flowering tree as a representative of Thua Thien-Hue.

The campaign is also part of local authorities’ effort to assign a kind of blossom tree to each of the four seasons in the locale.

According to Tho, the first step involves the planting of at least two Ochna integerrima trees at the head office of the municipal People’s Committee, followed by an advocacy campaign for tree planting among residents.

Earlier, local authorities have planted lines of Ochna integerrima trees along two streets in Hue City’s Imperial City heritage site, one of the must-sees for tourists.

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Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20210303/province-in-central-vietnam-encourages-households-to-plant-uniform-flowering-trees/59563.html

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“Magic eyes” – great help for traffic police officers

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Lieutenant Colonel Doan Ngoc Minh Tuan, Deputy Head of the Da Nang Traffic Police Department, said the deployment of traffic cameras has eased work pressure on police officers.

'Mắt thần' giúp CSGT không phải đứng đường, tài xế thay đổi lớn

The central city of Da Nang is one of the first cities to place traffic cameras on main street arteries. Up to 143 cameras have been installed in 47 locations. The installation of cameras has raised people’s awareness, and encouraged them to follow traffic lights and control their speed. It has also reduced the presence of police officers at major traffic points.

According to the Da Nang Traffic Police Department, from 2016 to 2020, these “magic eyes” helped to find and report 48,118 traffic violations, of which 38,004 cases were issued total fines of 55 billion dong and 7,590 driving licenses were withdrawn.

Mr. Nguyen Van Phuong, a resident on Vo Chi Cong street, said that when there was no surveillance camera, many drivers did not follow traffic lights. After cameras were installed, people were more aware of compliance, causing fewer accidents.

Interviewed by VietNamNet on February 23, Lieutenant Colonel Thai Anh Tuan, Head of Propaganda and Inspection of Traffic Accidents and Violations (Da Nang Traffic Police Department), said the surveillance cameras detect violations such as speeding, using wrong lanes and running red lights, and monitor traffic vehicle flows.

“Annually, the cameras detect about 10,000 violations. Many people used to cross at yellow lights. Currently, the people are more responsive, hence reduction in accidents. Drivers are well aware of surveillance cameras,” said Tuan.

Reduce on-site work for police

'Mắt thần' giúp CSGT không phải đứng đường, tài xế thay đổi lớn

Lieutenant Colonel Doan Ngoc Minh Tuan, Deputy Head of Da Nang Traffic Police Department, said that “magic eyes” have been placed at important traffic points, monitor traffic for 24/24 and record violations correctly and clearly. Cameras are also useful for detecting and tackling crime.

According to Tuan, surveillance cameras have eased on-site pressure for police officers. “They used to be present all the time at key traffic points to monitor traffic. Since the installation of cameras, they instead patrol to inspect and improve their efficiency,” said Tuan.

He further revealed that cameras have been placed on such street arteries as Vo Nguyen Giap and Nguyen Tat Thanh. His department and the transportation department plan to ask Da Nang People’s Committee to invest and install more surveillance cameras on other roads for social security.

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Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/society/magic-eyes-for-traffic-police-officers-716758.html

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Nigerian man sentenced to death for transporting nearly 4kg of meth

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The People’s Court of the southern border province of Tay Ninh on March 2 handed down the death penalty to a Nigerian man for illegally transporting nearly 4kg of meth, in line with the 2015 Criminal Code.

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Ekwegbalu James Nzube at the court (Photo: VNA)

Before the arrest, Ekwegbalu James Nzube, 45, stayed at Hoa Hong Hotel in To Ky street, Trung My Tay ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City.

According to the indictment, the man was caught illegally entering Vietnam from Cambodia by border guards at border marker No. 170/3 in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district, Tay Ninh province, at 20:00 on July 30, 2020.

Four packages containing nearly 4kg of white crystals, later confirmed as meth, were found in his luggage. James Nzube confessed that he was hired by another Nigerian man, named Johe, with 2,000 USD to transport drug from Cambodia to Vietnam.

James Nzube entered HCM City via Tan Son Nhat airport on March 13, 2020 and stayed at Hoa Hong Hotel./.VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/society/nigerian-man-sentenced-to-death-for-transporting-nearly-4kg-of-meth-716862.html

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