HCMC – HCMC will reopen three auto registration and inspection centers, which are capable of handling 180 vehicles per day, while military car inspectors will be sent to the city no later than March 22 to help ease ongoing overloads at auto testing facilities.
Bui Hoa An, deputy director of the HCMC Department of Transport, told Thanh Nien newspaper on March 20 that Vietnam Register would send 10 to 11 inspectors of the military to a couple of suspended auto testing centers in HCMC.
Vietnam Register is planning to propose the Ministry of Public Security reopen three vehicle registration and inspection facilities that have been suspended due to a broader probe into bribe giving, taking and solicitation, and falsification of documents.
In HCMC, just 10 out of 19 auto testing centers are operational and able to handle 1,400 requests for auto testing per day, said An.
The planned reopening of three auto testing centers and the mobilization of military auto inspectors to understaffed vehicle testing facilities are expected to meet an additional 15% of the needs of car testing in the city.
Hanoi City and Dong Nai Province have received increased staffing for their auto testing facilities.
Data from Vietnam Register indicated that some 80 auto testing centers nationwide are frequently overwhelmed.