[December 17th] Hanoi traffic to be diverted for Chinese delegation

Vehicle access will be restricted on several major routes in Hanoi on Dec. 12 and 13 for the reception of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife.

On those days, vehicles will be limited on Ring Road 3, from Nguyen Trai to Vo Van Kiet streets, Hanoi’s Police Department has announced.

From noon to 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 and from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 13, buses and trucks are prohibited from traveling on certain roads.

Personal cars and motorcycles will also be restricted during those time frames in the districts of Ba Dinh, Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, Cau Giay, Nam Tu Liem, Dong Anh, Soc Son, and Me Linh.

Vehicles subjected to restrictions will be guided to use alternative routes.

Xi’s state visit was made per the invitation of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and his spouse, and President Vo Van Thuong and his spouse, a press release by the Vietnam Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations stated Thursday.

It will happen as Vietnam and China commemorate their 15th anniversary of establishing a comprehensive strategic partnership. This will be Xi’s third visit to Vietnam as China’s Party General Secretary and president.

Source: VN Express