15/05/2015 15:08 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

MoU signed to raise funds for children road safety plan

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A memorandum of understanding on a public-private partnership was signed by the US State Department and AIP Foundation in Hanoi on May 14 to raise funds from US and Vietnamese firms to provide helmets and road safety tips to students in provinces across Vietnam.

Under the partnership, AIP Foundation and the US Embassy in Hanoi will organise events and helmet donations supporting the pre-existing Helmets for Kids programme.

The programme is to provide educational activities and helmets to 25,000 children from at-risk schools across the country.

This partnership is a platform combining expertise from the US and Vietnamese governments, NGOs, and the business sector to address a mutual public health concern.

The partnership further complements the National Child Helmet Action Plan, launched by the Vietnam National Traffic Safety Committee in January 2015, which aims to significantly raise the ratio of children across Vietnam wearing helmets through a combination of public education and enforcement strategies.