Hanoi to stop collecting road fees from motorbikes

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Hanoi authorities will stop collecting road maintenance fees from motorbikes next year, saying the revenues earned since 2013 was very small.
The Hanoi Transport Department has decided that the collection will be halted on January 1 next year, news website VnExpress reported.
Hanoi started collecting road fees from motorbikes, ranging from VND50,000-100,000 per year in July 2013, 
As of the end of June this year, the total amount collected had been VND94.6 billion (US$4.2 million), much lower than the target.
Last year, revenues from road maintenance fees were equal to only 13 percent of the annual goal. 
According to the transport department, many motorbike owners avoided paying the fees and there were no punitive measures against them. 
Relevant agencies will think of better ways to "make the fee collecting more effective," it said.

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