OF WALKING A DAY IS
BEING encouraged by the Ho Chi Minh City administration in efforts to curb traffic congestion. The city’s Party members, public servants and students will be the first to join in the walking movement, whether it is to work or to everyday activities. The three-phase movement is planned to run in three years, with the first phase scheduled to begin in April. In the first phase, the program seeks to attract participants from District 1 and 3, and will expand to other neighborhoods in the next phases. Nguyen Ngoc Tuong, deputy head of the city’s Traffic Safety Committee, believes that the walking movement will help create a habit of walking among city’s residents, resulting in less traffic on the road and therefore reducing congestion.