Litterers in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang will be subject to new regulations to tackle the issue of littering.
People caught throwing garbage on beaches and in public bathrooms will be fined between VND50,000 (US$2) and VND500,000 ($22), the Da Nang People’s Committee announced on Tuesday after issuing the new regulations.
The new rules apply to all individuals and tourism services at all the beaches in the city.
Law enforcers will observe public spaces and fine litterers on a regular basis during the tourism season, from May to September, at beaches in Son Tra and Ngu Hanh Son Districts, local officials said, adding that the regulations will be piloted at Xuan Ha Beach in Thanh Khe District and Hoa Khanh Bac Beach in Lien Chieu District from July to September.
Specifically, those caught discarding cigarettes, including cigarette ash, in public places and service areas will be fined between VND50,000 and VND100,000 ($4.5).
Anyone found getting rid of domestic waste in inappropriate locations in public places and service areas will be required to pay between VND100,000 and VND200,000 ($9).
Those discovered publicly urinating or defecating will receive a fine of between VND200,000 and VND300,000 ($13).
Anyone discarding domestic waste on sidewalks, streets, or in the city’s drainage systems will be fined between VND300,000 and VND400,000 ($18).
Those who collect domestic waste in a way that violates the environmental protection regulations will be charged between VND400,000 and VND500,000.