Hanoi gets tough on waste dumping, littering

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Hanoi will impose fines of up to VND15 million (US$806) for dumping waste in the wrong places, according to a new decision that took effect Wednesday, the local newswire Vnexpress reported.

Residents will be fined VND100,000-300,000 ($5.37-16) for dumping household waste in unapproved sites.

Trash spilled during collecting or transporting solid waste will attract fines of VND5-10 million ($269-538). The highest fine of VND10-15 million will be imposed on people transporting solid waste to dump in unauthorized places.

The people who are fined also have to clean up their mess and restore the site to its normal condition.

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