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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.

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