HCMC proposes leasing pavement, roadways for commercial operations

The Department of Transport in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday put forward a scheme to lease pavements for commercial operations.

City authority will collect charges on parking on roadway. A car parks in Ton That Hiep, in district 1 (Photo: SGGP)

City authority will collect charges on parking on roadway. A car parks in Ton That Hiep, in district 1 (Photo: SGGP)

As per the authority in district 1’s proposal, business could be charged VND100,000 ($4.4) per square meter a month for the privilege while business in district 3 would pay VND80,000 per square meter a month.
Business will be charged VND30,000; VND50,000; VND25,000; VND45,000; VND35,000; VND40,000 per square meter a month in district 4 and Binh Thanh; district 5; districts 6 and Tan Binh; district 10; district 11 and district Phu Nhuan respectively.

Meanwhile outlying districts 2, 7, 8, 9, 12, Go Vap, Binh Tan, Thu Duc, Tan Phu, Binh Chanh, Hoc Mon, Nha Be, Cu Chi and Can Gio proposed to pay VND20,000 per square meter a month.

The Department of Transport suggested parking fee of VND20,000 for under 10 seater cars in roadways in districts 1, 3, 5 in day time and VND40,000 in night time. Drivers will be charged VND15,000 and VND30,000  in the day and night time in the remaining districts.

Drivers of over 10 seater cars will pay the maximum charges of VND25,000 and VND50,000 for parking in day and night time respectively in district 1, 3, 5 while it will be VND20,000 and VND40,000 a car in day and night time in the remaining districts.

At present, City administration collects fee from business in 345 thoroughfares which use a part of pavement and roadway for parking. Of them, 160 roads  are hired for public parking lots, 112 streets are used for commercial operations and 73 roads are allowed to park in the roadway with charges.

The Department of Transport said that charges will be used to repair roads and harbors. Charge levels will publicize on the collecting booths and related agencies’  websites. 

By staff writers - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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