All civil servants in Hoi An city will go to office by bicycle

By CHAU TAN |

(QNO) - In order to protect environment and build Hoi An as a biological, cultural and tourism city, from the middle of March 2014, all  party members and civil servants in Hoi An will go to office by bicycle.

Many people of Hoi An city prefer to go to work by bicycle. Photo: Chau Tan
Many people of Hoi An city prefer to go to work by bicycle. Photo: Chau Tan

Many staffs and civil servants of Hoi An city are ready for going to work by bicycles and changing their habit of going to office by motorbikes or cars. “We agree with the local authority’s policy. It will not make any troubles and disadvantages to us. Many people of Hoi An city has gone to work by bike for a long time, therefore, there are not any reasons to worry about this  good policy,” said Mr Le Duy Chau, a civil servant of Hoi An city Department of Economy.

Foreign tourists happily going around Hoi An city by bicycle.
Foreign tourists happily going around Hoi An city by bicycle.

According to Mr Nguyen The Hung, Chief of the Administrative Office of the People’s Council, People’s Committee (P’sC) of Hoi An city, the whole city has more than 1,600 civil servants working in offices and departments and 13 communes and wards, of which more than 1,000 people work in the education and training sector. To make favourable condition for staff and civil servants to do their duties in remote places, the P’sC will propose reasonable regulations to help them to finish their works well. The city authority encourages and mobilizes local people to use bicycles to travel around the ancient town  from April 1. In order to protect environment, Hoi An is also the first city in Vietnam launched the event "Car Free Day” on September 9, 2012 and “Say no with plastic bags” movement many years ago.

“All people of Hoi An city got used to the merry sound of bike bell in the ancient quarter. We only use motorbike for works in the remote places. For going around the city, we prefer to use bicycles. We agree with this policy,” said Mr Le Minh Khanh, a resident of Hoi An city.

By CHAU TAN