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12/27/2018 6:34:26 PM

1,000 qualified helmets presented to Hanoi-based university students

(VNF) - As much as 1,000 qualified helmets and basic first aid bags were presented to students of the Vietnam University of Commerce on December 27 in Hanoi, part of a traffic safety project funded by Global Civic Sharing (GCS) – a non-governmental organisation from the Republic of Korea (RoK).

GCS’s representative presents helmets and first aid bags to students. (Photo: VNF)

The ceremony attracted the participation of representatives from the People's Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), GCS, students and teachers of the Vietnam University of Commerce.

This is the output of the agreement on “Samsung Together Hope Traffic Safety Project” between PACCOM, Samsung Life Insurance and GCS signed on June 1, 2018 in Hanoi.

Addressing the event, Project Coordinator Oh Huyn Suk said that GCS is an international development NGO, which was established in 1998 for poverty reduction and development of global civil society. GCS has operated in Vietnam since 2000, in rural development and vocational training for poor young people in Hanoi, the northern province of Thai Nguyen, Cao Bang and the central provinces of Quang Tri.

Vietnam has a very high rate of motorcycle use, with about 50 million motorcycles nationwide at present so with the hope of helping to reduce traffic accidents and their consequences, Samsung Life Insurance coordinated with Global Civic Sharing to carry out this traffic safety project, he added.

The project aims to raise awareness of abiding by regulations on wearing helmets among the public, especially students, in the country in order to minimise deaths and injuries caused by traffic accidents, towards a society of safe and civilised traffic.

Expert explains the importance of wearing helmets and how to properly wear a helmet, as well as other contents regarding to road safety to students. (Photo: VNF)

The project, worth VND 6 billion (USD 257,000), is providing first aid kits and helmets that meet safety standards for about 5,500 motorised vehicle users in Hanoi, including about 5,000 students and 500 motorcycle taxi drivers. Among them, 1,000 quality helmets and basic first aid bags were presented to over students of the Academy of Journalism and Communications so that they go to school safely, he noted.

At the event, there was a talk on the importance of wearing helmets and how to properly wear a helmet, as well as how to give first aid to traffic accident victims.

Wearing helmet is compulsory for both drivers and passengers on motorbike in Vietnam. The regulation is applicable for children from six./.

Minh Chau  
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