HA NOI (VNS)— Officials from the Industry and Trade Ministry said yesterday that petrol stations would see tightened regulation and those not meeting regulations would have their business licenses revoked.
The Ministry organised an emergency meeting with the media in the aftermath of a fire that broke out at a Tran Hung Dao Street petrol station on Monday and lasted for five hours.
Media reports circulated about petrol stations on National Highway 20 bribing traffic police in Dong Nai and Lam Dong provinces, as well as illegal trading and mixing substandard petrol in Quang Ninh Province.
As for the Tran Hung Dao petrol station, the ministry said Ha Noi had removed it from the list of public/commercial petrol stations in 2012. This means the station was not allowed to sell petrol to the public and could only sell petrol to military compacanies and units.
The Ministry asked relevant agencies to reassess petrol stations, especially those located near storage facilities, ports and major transportation routes.
Market watch offices would step up fines for petrol stations that reportedly received bribes from drivers who violated traffic laws.
Ha Noi has about 50 petrol stations that are not included in the city development plan. — VNS