Source: Vientiane Times
Vientiane authorities will start cracking down on illegal parking and vendors selling goods along sidewalks around Khuadin Market from June 20, aiming to tidy up the city centre and reduce traffic congestion.
The issue was discussed at a meeting in the capital last week which was attended by Deputy Director of the Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department, Mr Bounchanh Keosithamma, along with officials from the city’s Public Works and Transport Department, Urban Development and Administration Authority, and Traffic Police Department and other associations for passenger trucks and three wheeled vehicles.
During the meeting, Mr Bounchanh instructed the involved sectors to strictly police vendors selling goods on footpaths around the market and motorists violating traffic regulations such as illegal parking.
On June 20, the Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department in cooperation with the Vientiane Traffic Police Department, Urban Development and Administration Authority, Department of Industry and Commerce of Vientiane and district authorities will to stop the two problems occuring around Khuadin Market especially near the bus station and in the front of the Morning Market.
The authorities will allow vendors who have homes and shops in these areas to park between 7pm to 6:00am. Other vehicles will have to park at the car parking concessions. Meanwhile, buses and passengers trucks must park within the bus stations at all times.
After June 20, vendors or motorists who fail to comply will be warned, re-educated and fined according to the law.
Vientiane authorities are determined to crack down on illegal parking and vendors selling goods along 21 roads around the capital, in preparation for two major conferences taking place next year. Authorities will attempt to rein in disorderly parking in preparation for the regional “Senior Officials’ Conference on Tourism” and the “Mayors’ Conference For Downstream Mekong River Countries” which will be held in the capital next year.
The planned crackdown will also attempt to prevent unauthorised advertising hoardings along the city’s roads. The 21 roads to be targeted include Souphanouvong Avenue to Road No.13 North, Asean Road, Samsenthai Road, Setthathirath Road, FaNgum Road, Don Chan Road, Dongpaina Road, the Lao-Thai Friendship Road, Thadeua Road, Khouvieng and Khounboulom Roads, Phontong-Chommany Road, Lane Xang Avenue, the P3 Road, Dongpalan-Sailom Road, Nongbone Road, Kamphaengmeuang Road, Kaysone Phomvihane Road, Huakhua-That Luang Road, 23 Singha Road, and Phonxay Road.