A Hanoi resident has recommended using a mobile application to deal with public littering in Ho Chi Minh City, a vexing problem that has yet to be solved by local authorities.
Regulations imposing stiff fines on littering and urinating in public spaces took effect almost a week ago (February 1), but most Hanoians are unaware of this, a local report says.
Those who litter or urinate in public will be fined up to VND7 million (US$313), starting February 1, according to a recent decree by the Vietnamese government.
Hanoi has started a new public campaign to improve the manners of its residents, hoping that there will be more queuing and less littering.
The construction ministry has issued a set of rules banning people living in apartments from swearing in public, fighting or being too loud.