The Hanoitimes - Many pavements in Hanoi were cleared of encroachments on March 10, the first day of a campaign that targets removing illegally parked cars, shops, extended canopies and other obstructions.
In Hoang Mai, Nam Tu Liem and Bac Tưu Liem districts, forces have focused on stopping cars illegally parking on pavements and dismantling illegal construction works of local businesses such as plastic roofs on Ho Tung Mau Street.
Functional forces dismantle advertising panels, which encroach on the pavement on a Hanoi's street
A representative of Phu Dien commune’s People’s Committee in Bac Tu Liem district said that most local people co-operated with the committee to clear the pavements. Earlier, the committee sent 1,800 documents telling locals not to encroach on pavements.
Meanwhile, in Hoang Mai and Thanh Xuan districts, no cars have been seen parking on the pavements. All vehicles have parked in parking lots on Giai Phong, Tan Mai, Nguyen Xien and Nguyen Trai streets.
Pavement order has been re-established in Dong Anh and Thanh Tri districts. Head of Đông Anh District’s Urban Management Unit Pham Huu Tien said that the district is located in a suburban area, so illegal parking and pavement encroachment was less common than in the city centre.
The district had also conducted regular inspections on pavement encroachment previously, so locals co-operated with authorities to dismantle encroaching things. Nguyen Cao Hai Danh, a food seller in front of Dong Anh district’s People’s Committee said he was informed about the issue days ago, and he agreed that pedestrians should take back the pavements.
Translated by Anh Kiet