Road traffic banned in Vietnam during Trump-Kim summit

The road is being paved in Vietnam for the second summit of president Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and one of the important announcement in terms of security Friday was unprecedented traffic ban on the possible arrival route of Asian leader.

According to Nhan Dan newspaper the Department of Roads will first ban trucks of 10 tons or bigger and vehicles with nine seats or more on Monday from 7 pm to 2 pm on Tuesday on Highway One from Dong Dang to Hanoi, which is 105 miles long.

The two leaders will have the meet on Wednesday and Thursday.

No much detail has been revealed by the department but it is being said Kim may take a train and disembark at the Dong Dang railway station. He will thereafter proceed to Hanoi by car.

It is not yet known whether Kim will take a train from Pyongyang via China or arrive by plane to a nearby Chinese city.

However, as usual, travel plans of the North Korean leader are always kept secret.

Meanwhile, People’s Committee in Lang Son province has been issued a statement to instruct road operator to clean the highway stretch and suspend all the road works.

The first summit of Trump and Kim was held in Singapore in June 2018. Kim arrived by plane on loan from China.

In Hanoi the colonial-era Government Guest House could be the venue of the summit. Security is seen being beefed up in the city.

Paul Linus