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Cars will have an increased inspection cycle to remove difficulties for the transportation industry

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The Ministry of Transport is directing units to finalize the draft Circular amending Circular No. 70/2015 regulating the inspection of technical safety and environmental protection of road motor vehicles.

The registry examines the incoming vehicle for registration. (Photo: Hoang Hung/VNA) In the written response to the Vietnam Automobile Transport Association and the three-region taxi association, the Ministry of Transport agreed to allow car inspection cycle will increase from 18 months to 24 months to remove difficulties for transport businesses affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. Currently, the Ministry of Transport is directing agencies and units to advise on finalizing the draft Circular amending Circular No. 70/2015 regulating the inspection of technical safety and environmental protection of vehicles. road motorized traffic. “The inspection cycle of passenger cars of all kinds up to 9 seats with transportation business will be adjusted from 18 months to 24 months for the first cycle and from 6 to 12 months for the periodic cycle,” said the leader. The Ministry of Transport said. For the proposal to have appropriate policies and mechanisms for BOT investors to reduce road use fees according to Circular No. 112/2020 of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Transport said Circular No. 112/2020. of the Ministry of Finance stipulating the rate of road use fee (toll collected per vehicle) for automobiles doing transport business of transport enterprises, transport business cooperatives, and transport business households. “The collection of road service fees is not specified in Circular No. 112/2020, so investors do not have to follow the guidance of this Circular,” the leader of the Ministry of Transport affirmed. . On the other hand, a number of investment projects in the form of public-private partnerships managed by the Ministry of Transport have reduced road user service fees; BOT projects have not been considered to increase road use prices, although it is time to increase prices in the last 3 years in order to share and harmonize the interests of the State-people-enterprises. Moreover, BOT investors are also businesses and are also affected by COVID-19 epidemic due to the reduction of vehicle traffic through the station, revenue will be reduced, affecting the financial balance of the enterprise; increase in interest expense and operating expenses of the business. Regarding the proposal for exemption from submission road maintenance fees By the end of this year, according to leaders of the Ministry of Transport, this agency is coordinating with the Ministry of Finance to comment on amendments to Circular 112/2020 and related circulars to assist in removing difficulties for production and business in response to the COVID-19 epidemic chaired by the Ministry of Finance. Previously, in 2020, the Ministry of Finance coordinated with relevant ministries and agencies to develop and issue Circular No. 112/2020/TT-BTC dated December 29, 2020 providing for the extension of the reduction period. fees and charges (mainly reducing fees in the field of transportation (road use fees; fees, aviation fees…) until the end of June 30, 2021 to support and remove remove difficulties for production and business, ensure social security in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.