HCMC – Thirty-four inland waterway terminals in HCMC were found operating without a license, posing a safety risk, according to the municipal Department of Transport.
This also led to inequality in doing business compared to licensed terminals.
The department said most owners of these unlicensed terminals assigned their employees to manage and operate them.
When the competent forces examined their compliance with safety regulations, these terminal operators failed to show the original versions of business registration documents. Besides, their owners did not show up and were uncooperative, causing difficulties in the inspection.
Every quarter, the department makes a list of unlicensed inland waterways terminals active in the city and sends it to the municipal Police Department, the Thu Duc City government, which is under HCMC’s jurisdiction, and the district-level authorities for a further inspection and handling of violations.
To cope with the unlicensed operations of inland waterway terminals, the Transport Department also requested the chairpersons of Thu Duc City and other districts and police divisions to ramp up their efforts to examine and tackle violators.