HCMC imposes tough penalty on illegally-operated ferries

The People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday ordered state competent departments and people’s committees in districts to tighten control and issue stiff penalties on ferries which were operating without permission.

Under the direction of the city People’s Committee, the Department of Transport was asked to continue enhance supervision of illegally-operated ferries for passengers’ safety.

Alongside, communication campaign should be increased to make ferry owners and ferry drivers understand the regulations relating to ferry operation and safety.

Simultaneously, the Department should liaise with the traffic safety steering board and people’s committee in district and other related agencies to pay visits to ferry monthly or periodically to check the implementation of safety regulations.

On the other hand, suspension will be imposed on illegally-operated ferries which have violated the safety regulations many times.