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HCMC to penalize streetside car parking fee evaders

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – HCMC Chairman Phan Van Mai has told the Transport Department to step up streetside car parking fee collections in central districts, and take punitive actions against those who evade paying the fee.

The municipal department is responsible for mapping out a scheme to handle violations in designated areas in collaboration with the HCMC Police, districts 1, 5 and 10, and Voluntary Youth Public Benefit Service Co. Ltd., the last-named being the service provider.

Images of wrongly parked vehicles as well as other violations will be sent to the HCMC Police and relevant authorities as the basis for sanctions.

The streetside car parking service was launched in August 2018, allowing cars to park along 23 streets in HCMC. However, the number has now been reduced to 20 streets in districts 1, 5 and 10, such as Le Loi, Hai Ba Trung, An Duong Vuong, Le Hong Phong and Truong Dinh.

Drivers are advised to download the My Parking mobile app to use the service, and will be charged a progressive rate starting from VND20,000-VND25,000 in the first hour.

Previously, the service provider reported that in 2021, it obtained parking fees totaling only VND2 billion compared to the operating cost of some VND10 billion, or a loss of VND7.9 billion, as many drivers managed to evade the fee payment.

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