Transport Association in Hanoi on Friday said that it had proposed to the Ministry of Transport and other authorised organisations to defer implementation of the road maintenance fee from June 1 to a later date.
|Hanoi Transport Association wants to defer road maintenance fee until next year|
The association believes that if the fee is implemented as scheduled, it will cause many additional problems for businesses, which are already paying for a hike in electricity and petrol prices.
Besides, businesses are also rushing to complete installing of black boxes in their cars, which each costs VND7 million (US$333), before the July 1 deadline.
Hence the association has proposed the road maintenance fee be put off till January next year, and has also asked for a 60 per cent reduction of the proposed fee level, before it is regularised.