Bowing to years of petitioning, the southern Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Monday decided to stop collecting traffic fees on the Huynh Tan Phat Road, a major route leading to the hub's ports.
Traffic fee collections on the route began in February 2004, but met criticism from cargo enterprises who found the positions of collection stations and fee rates unreasonable.
Traffic snarls and costly tariffs meant headaches for transporters who have to pass the route to ports several times a day.
The Ho Chi Minh Association of Goods Transport, Vietnam Association of Sea Ports and other transport associations have been petitioning the committee to do away with the collection station's for years.
The decision will finally come into effect March 1 on the Huynh Tan Phat Road in the District 7.
The committee directed the department of traffic and public works to remove collection stations on the road and to receive and manage the facilities.