[17:52:33 Feburary 25th, 2011] Shandong Newsnet: The Provincial Government press briefing is confirmed to be held at 14, March the 1st, 2011, Tuesday. Conditions of the Road Transportation Regulation of Shandong Province will be issued. Our newsnet will offer you real live broadcast of the briefing then, please pay attention.
[13:50:32 March 1st, 2011] Shandong Newsnet: The briefing was officiated by Liu Baoju, Deputy Minister of the Shandong Propaganda Department and spokesman of Shandong People’s Government.
[14:02:37 March 1st, 2011] Liu Baoju: Friends from the press, ladies and gentleman, good afternoon.
[14:02:43 March 1st, 2011] Liu Baoju: Shandong is a province of great importance in respect of transportation. Our provincial party committee, People’s Congress Standing Committee and the Government have been paying priority to road transportation and a historical change has taken place. The road transportation is now predominant in the comprehensive system of transport and has strongly guaranteed the smooth and fast development of the provincial economy. On November the 25th, 2010, the 12th standing committee of the 11th people’s congress approved the Road Transportation Regulation of Shandong Province, which would be put into force in the March 1st, 2011.
[14:02:46 March 1st, 2011] Liu Baoju: The provincial press briefing is held here today. Mr. Gao Gongtao, Vice Head and spokesman of the Provincial Transportation Department, Mr. Jiang Cheng, Director General of the Road Transportation of the Provincial Transportation Department, as well as Mr. Chen Jimeng, Policies and Regulation Department of the Provincial Transportation Department are invited to give us a circular of the Regulations and give answers to the reporters’ questions.
[14:04:02 March 1st, 2011] Liu Baoju: Reporters from the central press in Shandong, Hong Kong press branches in Shandong, as well as press directly under the province and main press of Jinan also attend the briefing.
[14:04:11 March 1st, 2011] Liu Baoju: I now call on Mr. Gao Hongtao to inform us related condition of the Regulation.
[14:04:15 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: Friends from the press, good morning. First, on behalf of the Provincial Transportation Department, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the friends from the press and from all circles of society, for your consideration and support of the development of transportation of our province. And here I would also like to inform you some information of the Regulation.
[14:04:18 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: First, I would like to introduce you the background of the Regulations.
[14:04:57 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: Road transportation is a significant constituent part of the modern service industry, as well as the foundation for the development of modern logistics. It makes sense to the comprehensive, balanced and sustainable development of the economy and society and is related to the interest of the people. On February the 9th, 1996, the 20th the standing committee of the 8th people’s congress approved the Road Transportation Management Regulations of Shandong Province, which is the first local regulations related to road transportation and which has made the road transportation of our province more law-based. During the 14 years after it put into force, the road transportation of our province is much stronger and has been structurally improved.
[14:06:07 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: The road transportation, as one of the means of transport that reflect the universal service and guarantee the foundation of transportation in the comprehensive system of transport, it has provides safe, convenient, high-quality transportation service for the Beijing Olympic Games, the Shanghai Expo, the Guangzhou Asian Games and the Jinan National Games. And when facing up with the emergency, road transportation also played a significant role as a “lifeline”.
[14:06:50 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: However, at the same time, our road transportation is facing up with some new conditions and questions when developing fast. And what’s more, as the Regulation of 1996 is published before the national Regulations, some contents in the old Regulations are conflict with the national one. In this way, we should draw up a new regulation.
[14:06:53 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: Second, the legislative process of the Regulation.
[14:07:00 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: After the Regulation was listed as one of the legislative plan of 2010, our provincial Transportation Department brought out the draft of the Regulation after enquiry search and reduplicative modification. And then the draft absorbed suggestions of different aspects. And on November the 25th, 2010, the 12th standing committee of the 11th people’s congress approved the Road Transportation Regulation of Shandong Province
[14:09:18 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: Third, the main contents of the Regulation.
[14:09:48 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: The Regulation includes 7 chapters and 77 clauses. Its main contents are as follows: First, it clarified the management responsibility of road transportation. Second, it specified the entry conditions and requirement for the behavior of the operation of road transportation and transportation itself. Third, it established a series of new regimes and measures of road transportation according to the new situation. Forth, it took one capture to clarify the road passenger and goods transportation, the safety of the passengers and the goods, as well as the safety of the stations. Fifth, it specified responsibilities, law enforcement, and service request of the administrative organization of road transportation. Sixth, it made corresponding legal obligation for the illegal behavior of the operators related with road transportation and administrative staff.
[14:14:11 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: Forth, I would like to talk about the studying and publicity of the Regulation.
[14:14:28 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: At present and in the next period, the transportation institutions of all level in our province should take the studying and publicity of the Regulation as a priority. Firstly, we should give a comprehensive publicity and in this way the administrative staff, the road transportation operators and our service objects can understand the Regulation. Second, we should wipe out the regulatory documents about road transportation and make documents for the management of road transportation to form a sound transportation legal system. Third, we should fully perform the duty in the Regulation.
[14:14:55 March 1st, 2011] Gao Hongtao: Friends from the press, our central Party Committee and State Council now call on us to form a much more convenient, safe and efficient comprehensive transportation system according to the principle of moderate advance and balancing the development of different transportation methods. The publicity of the Regulation will provide a strong legal protection for the healthy development of road transportation. We believe that the Regulation will push forward the safe, sound, green and efficient development of the road transportation of our province and will contribute to the development of the economy, society and culture of our province.
[14:30:43 March 1st, 2011] Liu Baoju: Friends from the press, it’s our responsibility to promote the development of road transportation. The new Regulation is not only a legal achievement of our province, but also a guide for us to promote the road transportation.
[14:31:31 March 1st, 2011] Liu Baoju: I hope that you friends from the press can take this opportunity to give much priority to the report of the Regulation to let the road transportation operators and the public understand and keep the regulations. That’s the end of the briefing. Thank you.