HCMC launches pilot scheme on collection of port infrastructure charges | Business

Cat Lai Harbor
The trial aims to help relevant departments, collectives, companies and individuals get used to the fee collection system shortly before it officially begins to collect port fees from 00:00 on April 4.

Companies can go to thuphihatang.tphcm.gov.vn:8092/Home to find the payment receipt and thuphihatang.tphcm.gov.vn:8081/Home to complete the import or export charge declaration form of goods as well as contact the hotline number 19001286 operates 24 hours a day for more information.

The People’s Committee of HCMC asked the Ministry of Transport to supervise the trial process and solve the various kinds of problems in time. The city’s customs department will take care of updating the information on the declaration forms and the goods on the fee collection system.

According to the municipal transport department, the port system of HCMC with four main ports of Cat Lai on the Dong Nai River, Nha Be on the Nha Be River, Saigon on the Saigon River and Hiep Phuoc on the Soai Rap River and the largest total amount of cargo plays a key role in connecting the maritime transport system of the southeast region and the Mekong Delta.

Besides these, there are dry ports, customs inspection areas, container freight stations (CFS) and bonded warehouses. Most of the facilities inside the city are at risk of overloading due to the large amount of containers, heavy traffic congestion on the roads around the port.

Revenues from the collection of fees from companies and individuals for the use of infrastructure and public services in port terminals for import-export activities will be used to modernize transport infrastructure systems and invest in technology and services. Charitable activities, disaster relief, disease prevention, security and defense work will be free, the municipal transport ministry said.

The Port Authority for Inland Navigation will be responsible for collecting fees with the support and control of the HCMC Customs Department, port and logistics companies.

By Manh Hoa – Translated by Kim Khanh


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