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Royal Award for Vietnam TV

4 March 2014

Vietnam Television (VTV) has received a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its positive contributions to road safety awareness in Vietnam.

As a government-owned television program, VTV plays a vital role in disseminating information to the public, the traffic safety NGO Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation said in a statement on February 28th:

“The program provides instant updates on new government traffic regulations and hosts traffic safety-themed television segments such as “Traffic Story on Sunday,” in addition to its annual broadcast commemorating the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims,” it said.

Prince Michael also attended a kick-off ceremony at Van Phuc primary school in Hanoi to launch AIP Foundation’s “Helmets for Kids” programme..

More than 1,100 helmets paid for by the FIA Foundation were provided to students and teachers at Van Phuc on the occasion.

Prince Michael visited road safety activity booths organized by AIP Foundation and talked with students about the importance of road safety. Activities included helmet decorating, traffic sign memorization games, and bicycling practice.

"Improving road safety and reducing casualties requires permanent vigilance, regular reinforcement of messages, and constant innovation. All of these factors are evident in Vietnam’s approach, and I applaud Vietnam’s strong commitment to building on its road safety achievements,” Prince Michael said.

The “Helmets for Kids” program was initiated by Mr.Greig Craft, President of AIP Foundation, in 2000. To date, the program has distributed more than 500,000 helmets throughout Vietnam and other countries in Southeast Asia 

AIP Foundation itself won an award in 2006

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