HCM City plans to collect nearly 800 billion VND in road, pavement usage fees per year

The collection of road and sidewalk usage fees is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2024.

At a September 21 meeting providing information on the city’s socio-economic situation and disease prevention and control, specific details regarding the implementation of a resolution on temporary road and pavement usage fees were highlighted.

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Cars are parked along Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, HCM City. (Photo: VNA)

Ngo Hai Duong, Head of the Department’s Road Traffic Infrastructure Management unit, said the fee collection will be implemented by the law.

Its purpose is to complete state management regulations, contribute to the restoration of urban order and aesthetics, build a civilized and modern city, enhance the responsibility of organizations and individuals when temporarily using a portion of the roads and payments, ensure traffic safety, and maintain urban environmental hygiene.

Additionally, it aims to ensure fairness and equality among organizations and individuals with a temporary need for the use of the infrastructure.

Accordingly, organizations and individuals are required to pay fees for organizing cultural activities (sports, parades, festivals) and parking serving cultural activities, setting up parking lots that generate income, and conducting business services, buying and selling goods, among others.

The proposed rates are based on the average land price in five zones, with the amount for central routes being higher than for those in suburban areas.

Specifically, monthly fees for various activities (except for parking and guarding vehicles) will range from 20,000 to 100,000 VND per square meter for central routes and from 20,000 to 50,000 VND per square meter for other routes.

To ensure management principles, the transport department will be responsible for developing management tools and software, and publicizing permits for temporary usage across the city so that citizens can monitor, track, and report to the relevant authorities if necessary.

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(Source: VNA)