Ensuring regulatory compliance in inland waterway transport

Thursday, 31/03/2022, 15:32 [GMT+7]

Ensuring regulatory compliance in inland waterway transport

Khanh Hoa Interdisciplinary Inspection Mission has just finished the inspection of inland waterway transport, regarding compliance to operation and business regulations in the province. The regulatory compliance in inland waterway transport has much improved compared with previous years.
 
According to Cao Tan Loi, Deputy Director of Khanh Hoa Department of Transportation, the Interdisciplinary Inspection Mission has implemented checks at 18/54 inland waterway ports and 93 waterway vessels, focusing on transport regulations on the operation and equipment, including life-jackets, posting up tourist transport fares; inland waterway safety hotlines; responsibilities of vehicle owners and operators; load control, vehicle registration; requirements for crew members, inland watercraft operators’ qualifications; safety conditions for tourists, etc.
 

 

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Nha Trang Tourist Port.
 
Through inspection, the ports are found to basically ensure legal conditions as well as normal technical requirements for operation with qualified licenses. Most of the vessels have well complied with technical safety registration, ensuring the safety of vehicles, fully equipped with safety equipment, meeting the requirements for qualifications. Inland waterway tourism transport businesses directly manage and use vehicles in accordance with regulations for passenger transport. 
 
Particularly, most of the means of inland water transport (cruise ships, canoes) are fully equipped with life-jackets, ensuring security and safety for passengers, meeting requirements for ports, crew and drivers.
 
The inspection mission has requested the People's Committees of districts, towns, and authorities to strictly implement the State management of local inland water transport and have plans to promptly deal with businesses failing to comply with regulations; suspend inland water transport business that does not fully meet requirements for operation; raise the sense of responsibility in the management of inland water tourist transport in particular and inland waterway transport in general.
 
Localities are required to establish management boards of inland waterway ports for livelihood purposes or assign the People's Committees of communes, wards and townships to arrange human resources to directly manage and operate ports for livelihood purposes; strengthen the management of operation areas and take responsibility for any illegal opening of ports and piers or unauthorized pick-up and drop-off of tourists, according to Cao Tan Loi.
 
T.Nam
Translated by N.T