Ceremony to announce commencement of intensified passenger transport drive for pre- and post-Tet periods

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     Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation and the HCM City Department of Transport jointly held a ceremony to commence an intensified passenger transport drive for pre- and post-Tet periods.

     The ceremony was also attended by Mr. Khuat Viet Hung and Mr. Tran Quang Lam - deputy chairman in charge of the National Traffic Safety Committee and deputy director of the HCM City Department of Transport respectively.



New Year festival is a season when the most enormous and significant passenger transport in the year take place. Therefore, coach stations and passenger transporters of the city always work out their own flexible passenger transport plan that can fully satisfy passengers’ travel demand (with some of each transporter’s staff working round the clock for many consecutive days). This drive helps, together with the city, to show their sense of responsibility and attentions to non-resident working people who come and work in the city and contribute to its development.

     At the ceremony, Mr. Tran Quoc Toan - general director of SAMCO - said, “In this pre- and post-Tet intensified passenger transport drive , the coach terminals under SAMCO including the Western, Eastern, Nga Tu Ga, and An Suong stay ready for their top important task of providing vehicle trips to take millions of passengers back to their home towns to rejoin their families for Tet and then those to take them back to the city. As the previous years’ figures showed, the passenger departure volume from the coach terminals under the corporation during the pre-Tet and post-Tet 20-day period reached more than 1.5 million, with more than 130,000 passenger trips/day from the coach terminals on peak days.


Mr. Khuat Viet Hung gives a flag signal for a start-up

In order to ensure ticket purchase faciliated for people in need for convenient return to their hometowns for Tet celebration together with their families, the coach terminals has provided hotline information to promptly deal with passengers’ demand. The coach terminals’ leaders would also seriously comply with round-the-clock duty to be able to supply timely concrete guidance in handling situations and ensuring pre-departure safety. Passengers would be whole-heartedly and considerately served and none of them would be left untransported to their hometowns due to lack of vehicles.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Khuat Viet Hung - deputy chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee asserted that during the past time, coach terminals made positive changes, serving passenger better. During this New Year festival, coach terminals need intensify their manpower to ensure service quality for all people in need to be able to return to their native village for Tet celebarion.

Written by Le Huu Phu

Translated by Tran Canh Trong

Written : Hữu Phú