Boat capsized on Dong Nai river: Phuoc Long pagoda wharf has not been licensed | Traffic

The area where the boat sank. (Photo: Cong Phong/VNA)

In the report dated 6/2 sent to the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to waterway accident above Dong Nai River In the Dong Nai province, the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City said that at the beginning of the wharf at Phuoc Long Pagoda, the Department has not announced the operation of a passenger wharf across the river according to regulations.

About transporting passengers across Dong Nai river from Dong Nai province to Phuoc Long Pagoda (also known as Chau Doc 3 pagoda), at the beginning of the wharf at Phuoc Long pagoda (in Long Binh ward, Thu Duc city) has not been announced by the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City according to the regulations.

The leader of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport said that the wharf in the area of ​​​​Phuoc Long Pagoda is one of the number of passenger wharfs across the river in Ho Chi Minh City. Vehicles operating here must be fully registered and registered as well as running on a specific route.

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The Department of Transportation has more information about this area riverside passenger wharf From Hoi Son Pagoda to Phuoc Long Pagoda (both in Long Binh Ward, Thu Duc City) and vice versa, currently owned by Phuoc Binh My Passenger Boat Cooperative.

This passenger wharf was announced by the Department to operate on March 30, 2022, and is valid until April 1, 2023. Vehicles operating at the wharf include 17 vehicles, with a capacity of 20-50 people.

During its operation so far, this wharf has operated safely (there have been no incidents of waterway traffic accidents); vehicles with full registration and inspection papers; vehicle drivers with professional certificates as prescribed.

The Waterway Management Center, the People’s Committee of Long Binh ward (Thu Duc city) coordinate with relevant units to regularly check and remind the wharf owners, instruct and require passengers to wear firearms and use firearms. use lifebuoys when participating in traffic and fully maintain berth operating safety conditions as prescribed.

According to the report of the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City, at 8:50 am, on February 5, there was a waterway accident between a passenger vehicle and a container vehicle on the Dong Nai River (the flow of goods in the river is not clear). Hai), at location Km 31+600 in Long Binh Tan ward, Bien Hoa city, Dong Nai province.

After the collision, the vehicle carrying 12 passengers sank, leaving one person dead.

Currently, the Dong Nai Provincial Police are continuing to process the investigation file.

Tien Luc (VNA/Vietnam+)

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