Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The My Parking app, which collects automobile parking fees via drivers’ smart devices, will be used on 23 streets in HCM City beginning on August 1, according to the HCM City Department of Transport.
The app was developed by the city’s transport department and Viettel Telecom, and has been piloted on Lê Lai, Phan Bội Châu and Phan Châu Trinh streets in District 1.
The 23 streets include 13 streets in District 1, four in District 5 and the rest in District 10.
Car owners must download the app on their smart devices so they can find and book parking spaces through the app.
City authorities have completed camera installation on the 23 streets. The cameras will record the number of vehicles, their parking duration, and the number of parking slot available. The information will be relayed to a data processing centre and then sent to the user.
The department has directed People’s Committees in districts 1, 5 and 10 to post supervisors at these parking areas.
In addition, HCM City has approved higher parking fees for automobiles that park on streets in districts 1, 5 and 10.
The new parking fee will be calculated by the hour. Vehicles are currently charged a maximum of VNĐ5,000.
The fee will be VNĐ20,000-25,000 (US$0.88-1.1) per hour for the first and second hour, VNĐ25,000-30,000 for the next two hours, and VNĐ30,000-35,000 from the fifth hour onwards.
Overnight parking fees will cost VNĐ150,000-180,000 ($6.5-7.8). — VNS