The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport is formulating a plan to lease part of the local roadways and sidewalks for activities other than traffic purposes.
The transport department has requested relevant units to review and create a list of streets whose roadbeds and sidewalks are suitable for activities other than traffic.
On November 15, 2022, this agency asked the municipal People’s Committee to consider replacing Decision No. 74/2008 on the management and use of roadbeds and sidewalks in the metropolis.
The department is now making a draft plan that will be considered as a replacement of Decision No. 74/2008.
The draft plan highlights that part of the roadways and sidewalks can be temporarily leased for activities such as merchandise sales, installation of public works and utilities, parking service, and cultural activities.
The transport department will continue to check the current state of road traffic infrastructure to complete this plan.
After more than 14 years of implementation, Decision No. 74/2008 has resulted in many improvements to the management of roadways and sidewalks in the city, but there are still multiple drawbacks.
There is still a lack of coordination between the city’s Traffic Safety Committee and Department of Planning and Investment.
The responsibility of district-level People's Committees has not been specified.
Meanwhile, roadways and sidewalks in many districts are being encroached on for business and parking service without proper management by designated authorities.
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