Plan to publically shame litterers proposed in Hanoi
The Hanoi Urban Environment Company has proposed publicising photos of people who litter around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake.
Hoan Kiem authorities collected VND40m in fines for littering:
In May, the Hanoi Urban Environment Company cooperated with Hoan Kiem District authorities to implement a pilot programme installing cameras to film people littering around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake.
As of now, 26 violators have been dealt with and fined nearly VND40m (USD1,700). An event organiser was fined VND8m.
According to the Hanoi Urban Environment Company, more locals and tourists have become more aware of the problem.
The company had had difficulties when implementing the programme.
For example, the littering process was very quick for the camera to react and there are tourists from all over the country and other countries so they had several troubles in collecting fines.
The company suggested that Hoan Kiem authorities should install more cameras along the pedestrianised streets and install an electric signboard at the entrance of the pedestrianised area where images of people who littered will be displayed.
Pham Tuan Long, vice chairman of Hoan Kiem People's Committee, said, "We'll consider the proposal. However, it's only a contingency plan in case littering occurs too frequently. After one month, public awareness has increased noticeably."
He went on to say that the plan to publicise the identity of the litterers must be considered very carefully.
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