Fines increased for illegal gas use
HA NOI (VNS)– The maximum fine for the illegal transfer of gas to smaller min-gas cyclinders will be increased to $4800 under a Draft Decree under consideration by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
|The maximum fine for the illegal transfer of gas to smaller min-gas cyclinders has been increased to $4800.—File Photo
Under the new Decree, illegal transfer of gas could result in a fine up to VND80-100 million (US$3,850-$4,800), while unauthorised reuse of mini-gas cylinders in restaurants would make the violator liable to a penalty up to VND20-30 million ($960-1,400).
The mini-gas cylinders are normally used for hot-pot meals. Gas is also transferred illegally to other household cylinders
The draft Decree on the trade and use of gas and fuel, which is open to submissions or comment from the public, is planned to replace Decree 105, which has lower fines.
The new decree proposes a maximum fine of VND40-50 million ($1,900-2,400) for the sale of substandard gas cylinders or those without proof of origin and a penalty up to VND60-70 million ($2,900-3,400) for illegally changing the weight, shape or label of a gas cylinder.
Second violations will result in the suspension of a vendor's operations. -- VNS