Update: 20:44 | 17/01/2021
Hanoi will impose traffic restrictions on 20 downtown streets from January 24 to February 2 as a security measure for the National Party Congress.
From 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on January 24, trucks with a capacity of 500 kilograms or above and mini buses with 24 seats or above will be banned on the following streets: Pham Hung, Do Duc Duc, Khuat Duy Tien, Tran Duy Hung, Nguyen Chi Thanh, Dao Tan, Kim Ma, Lieu Giai, Van Phuc, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Tran Phu, Hung Vuong, Chu Van An, Hoang Dieu, Doc Lap, Le Hong Phong, Hoang Van Thu, Nguyen Tri Phuong, Dien Bien Phu, Nguyen Quyen, Tran Binh Trong, Tran Hung Dao and Thang Long Boulevard.
Police officers practice circulating traffic on streets in Hanoi to serve for the National Party Congress, October 2020.
They will also not be allowed on these streets from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 14 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. from January 25 until the end of February 2.
From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on January 25, when the Congress officially opens, the vehicles will also be restricted on these additional streets: Dang Thai Mai, Xuan Dieu, Au Co, Nghi Tam, Yen Phu, Thanh Nien, Hung Vuong, Hoang Van Thu, Doc Lap and Dien Bien Phu.
The country’s most important political event, the 13th Party Congress will select the Communist Party general secretary, prime minister, state president and the National Assembly chairperson for the new five-year term.
The event will be held at the National Convention Center at No.1 Thang Long Boulevard in Nam Tu Liem District. All 4,299 delegates, guests and officials attending the National Party Congress will be tested twice for Covid-19.
More than 6,000 police officers and military personnel who will provide security for the event participated in a parade last week. A special forces team with training in anti-terrorism and hostage rescue has been placed on standby for the event.