Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — New vehicle parking fees for Hà Nội have been published and will take effect from January 1, according to local authorities.
Motorbike and electric bike parking fees will rise to VNĐ3,000 (US$0.1) to VNĐ8,000 ($0.3) per vehicle.
Parking fees for cars with fewer than nine seats and trucks below two tonnes will be VNĐ10,000 ($0.6) to VNĐ30,000 ($1.3) per car per hour, depending on the parking location.
The fee for cars with more than 10 seats and trucks over two tonnes varies from VNĐ12,500 ($0.5) to VNĐ35,000 ($1.5) per car per hour.
Monthly parking fees for both days and nights for cars with fewer than nine seats on streets in the city centre will be up to VNĐ3-4 million ($130-174) per car.
For vehicle parking services invested in with a non-State budget at apartment buildings and trade centres, the investors will determine the parking fees; however, they must not be higher than the fees regulated by the city’s authorities.
Nguyễn Khánh Linh, a Hanoian, said the new parking fees are reasonable as the street and pavement usage fees have increased. However, she expected the fees to be displayed publicly in parking lots so that people are not overcharged.
Hoàng Thế Trung, an officer who drives to work every day, said, “Because my office does not have space to park cars, I have to find a nearby parking lot. The new car parking fee per hour on streets in the city centre is too high. Eight hours of parking per day costs me nearly VNĐ300,000 ($13).”
Earlier this month, the Hà Nội People’s Council approved a People’s Committee proposal to increase street and pavement usage fees by up to 300 per cent. The hike in the vehicle parking fee followed this decision.
Vũ Văn Viện, director of Hà Nội’s Department of Transport, said the changes in the vehicle parking fees are intended to limit personal means of transport, especially in the core areas of the capital city. — VNS