|Cars wait in line to pick up and drop passengers at the International Nội Bài Airport. – Photo news.zing.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed to the Ministry of Transport to halt the collection of fee from drivers at airports.
In a document sent to the ministry, Đinh Việt Thắng, head of the CAAV, affirmed that the aviation service prices were stipulated in the provisions of the Civil Aviation Law and other relevant guiding documents.
Currently, the charge for using the road leading to the airport terminal for cars is part of the non-aviation service fees and is not specified in the ministry’s listed price.
Previously, the Government Inspectorate announced the conclusion of its inspection on the compliance of policies and legislation on the management and use of capital, assets, equitisation, capital withdrawal and restructuring of Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) in the period between 2012 and 2015.
The conclusion indicated a series of violations, including the fee collection from the drivers of any four-wheel vehicle.
From January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2015, 19 of the 21 airports had pocketed some VNĐ551 billion ($24.2 million).
These airports did not provide car parking services, but collected between VNĐ7,000 and VNĐ30,000 ($0.3-1.3) per visit or VNĐ600,000 to VNĐ1.6 million ($26.6-$71.1) per month for between three- to five-minute-long halt to pick up and drop passengers.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has instructed the Ministry of Transport to coordinate with the Ministry of Finance to make a plan to handle the illegal fee collection of VNĐ551 billion. The two ministries must report the results in March. — VNS