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Starting Next Year, HCMC Bikers May Be Required To Pay Road Fees

Following in the steps of most other Vietnamese provinces and cities, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has recommended that the city start collecting road maintenance fees from its 5.8 million motorbike riders from January 1 next year, reports Tuoi Tre.

The additional fees, which must be approved by the HCMC People’s Council during its sitting next month, uses the following annual fee structure based on engine sizes:

100cc (VND50,000), 100-175cc (VND120,000) and over 175cc (VND150,000).

According to the plan, the people’s committees of wards, communes and towns are responsible for instructing motorbike owners to fill out fee declaration forms for motorbike use.

These fees, which are currently collected in 60 of the country’s 63 provinces and cities were first proposed in 2012, but were delayed to take economic pressure off city residents.

If it helps improve the quality of the roads, we’re happy to pay them.

[Tuoi Tre // Photo via stereotyp-0815

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