Minister of Transport announces new helmet program

May 13, 2015

Tinh presents Child Declaration signatures to Minister
Tinh presents Child Declaration signatures to Minister of Transport, calling for action for road safety

Today, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang announced the National Traffic Safety Committee’s new helmet program “Love for your people, love for your family.” Under the program, NTSC will support the distribution of helmets to students from at-risk communities as part of the National Child Helmet Action Plan. More than 80 participants attended the event including Minister Dinh La Thang, Vice Chairman of NTSC, Deputy Director of National Traffic Safety Department, Vice president of Vietnam Fatherland Front, international organizations including Global Road Safety Programme, UNICEF, sponsor representatives of the program (FPT, Emart, Mai Linh taxi, Taxi group,) and 30 journalists.

Also in attendance was one of AIP Foundation’s project school students, Nguyen Duc Thinh, who was involved in a serious crash case from Quang Binh in 2013. On behalf of the thousands of students who are involved in traffic crashes, Thinh re-told his crash story at the event. Under the context of the Third UN Global Road Safety Week, he read a letter calling for the Government to take action for road safety and then presented collected signatures supporting the Child Declaration for Road Safety to Minister Dinh La Thang.  This action delivered a strong message to all participants and media attending the event. Minister Dinh La Thang had a very meaningful response to Thinh’s story and the Child Declaration signatures.

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