In Nguyen Trai Street, District 1 and Nguyen Phuc Nguyen Street, Ward 10, District 3, Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Long and the delegation inspected fire prevention equipment and emergency exits in some buildings, shops, grocery stores and other facilities of high risks of fire.
After the field inspection, the Deputy Minister had a working session with the Directorate of the HCMC Police Department and leaders of various under-ministerial agencies of the MPS.
At the meeting, representatives of the Fire and Rescue Police Department, the Traffic Police Department, the Ministerial Office, and the HCMC Police Department delivered reports on the situation of fire prevention and traffic safety and their effort for the work in the area, highlighting the work results, their difficulties and shortcomings in the implementation of the plans to ensure traffic safety, disseminate related laws and inspect fire safety plans at residential areas, households, and shophouses in 2022. Leaders of the local police unit also reported on their deployment of online level-3, 4 public services.
The Deputy Minister recognized the HCMC police’s work results and valued their proactiveness in advising the City Party Committee and People's Committee on effective solutions to strengthen fire prevention and safety and ensure traffic safety.
On the last holiday of April 30 and May 1, Ho Chi Minh City saw no fire incident, while security and order was maintained, and the number of traffic accidents decreased.
The HCMC police force took good professional approaches to prevent motor racing, curb criminal cases, and reduce traffic jams.
Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Long requested the police of HCMC to take advantage of on-the-spot resources to prevent fires and consider fire prevention as a long-standing and major priority.
Local police should equip residents with knowledge of fire prevention and skills to safely escape in case of fire, the Deputy Minister added.
Regarding the work of ensuring traffic safety, Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Long emphasized that, as people's need for traveling increases after the pandemic, the HCMC police should pay due attention to ensuring traffic safety while decentralizing vehicle registration and preparing for auction of license plates as planned by the MPS.