Update news pavement economy
With the collection of road and sidewalk usage fees scheduled to begin on January 1, 2024, Ho Chi Minh City estimates that it can collect close to 800 billion VND (32.89 million USD) annually, serving the upkeep of these facilities.
The management of roadways and sidewalks needs to be done carefully with high public consensus and having to choose the right time.
Drastic measures have reclaimed the sidewalks for pedestrians, and Hanoi is considering a new project to lease sidewalks to shopkeepers.
Instead of luring customers to shops, American fast-food brands nowadays are looking for customers by selling pizza and fried chicken on pavements as sales have dropped during the Covid-19 pandemic.