Vietnam to collect road use fees from next year

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Car and motorbike owners will start paying a road-use fee of between VND50,000-12.48 million (US$2.37-593.48) a year from January 1, Vietnam News Agency reported.

A circular issued by the Ministry of Finance entails motorbikes paying VND50,000-150,000 at local people's committee offices every year.

Cars and trucks will pay between VND1.056 million and 12.48 million at local vehicle registries that are in charge of certifying roadworthiness.

All cars and trucks have to obtain these certificates at stipulated intervals of three to 30 months.

Their owners can choose to either pay every year or when they get their certificate.

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Vehicles used for medical emergencies, firefighting, and security purposes and those owned by poor households are not subject to the new fee.

In Vietnam there are currently 35 million motorbikes and 1.5 million cars.

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