Fees in construction, tourism, water resources reduced
16:01 | 06/05/2020

VGP – The fees in construction, tourism and water resource shall be reduced by 20-50% to tackle difficulties in production and ensure social security in respond to COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Finance’s recently-issued Circulars.

Accordingly, fees for issuance of a certificate of eligibility for construction, issuance of a license to practice construction activities, appraisal for the construction investment project and basic design as well as assessment of technical designs and construction cost shall be halved.

The fee for issuance of a certificate of eligibility for construction to an organization is VND 500,000 while the fee for issuance of a license to practice construction activities to an individual is VND 150,000.

Regarding tourism sector, the charges grant of international tour operator licenses or domestic travel service business licenses and charges for grant of tour guide’s cards will be reduced by half.

For charges grant of international tour operator licenses or domestic travel service business licenses: Granting new VND 1,500,000 per license; Changed VND 1,000,000 per license; Reissued VND 750,000 per license.

For charges for grant of tour guide’s cards: For international and domestic tourist guides: VND 325,000 per card; For tour guides at the spot: VND 100,000 per card.

Meanwhile, the fees for appraisals of issuance of permits for water resource exploration, exploitation and use and discharging sewage into water sources and practice drilling of underground water launched by State agencies will be cut down 20%.

The fees for exploitation and use of hydro-meteorological information and data will be lessened by 30%.

These Circulars will take effect from May 5-December 31, 2020.

By Thuy Dung

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