To have more parking place, HCM City has mapped out many underground parking lots. However, most of these projects remain on paper.
Hà Nội’s departments of Transport, and Finance have agreed on setting up teams to inspect and handle unreasonable price hikes and violations at parking spots.
HCM City has been losing billions of đồng every month in car parking fees since it began collecting them through an app last August, according to its Department of Transportation.
Two journalists received death threats earlier this week for reporting on an alleged parking racket at Long Biên market, the biggest wholesale market in Hà Nội.
The People’s Procuracy of Hà Nội has approved a request by the Investigative Police Agency to launch legal proceedings against three people for allegedly appropriating assets.
The Minister of Public Security has directed competent agencies to launch an investigation relating to the news that two journalists received death threats.
Hà Nội police on Monday announced that it has launched an official investigation into an alleged parking racket that might involve tens of billions đồng at the city’s biggest wholesale market of Long Biên.
The amount of fees collected from the newly-implemented hourly on-street parking zones in HCM City were disappointing, according to the city’s transport department, with the rate of lost revenue reaching as high as 60 per cent.
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.