Resumed tolls proposed for HCM City-Trung Luong Expressway
  • | | July 03, 2020 01:57 PM
The Ministry of Transport has proposed to resume toll collection at the Trung Luong Expressway to ensure traffic safety and increase state budget.


HCM City-Trung Luong Expressway

HCM City-Trung Luong Expressway is 61.9km long and connects HCM City and Tien Giang Province. The construction was started in 2004 and completed in 2011 with an investment of VND9.8trn (USD421m). With the expressway, the travel time from HCM City to Tien Giang was reduced from 90 to 30 minutes.

From 2011 to December 31, 2018, toll booths were put up along the expressway. But the toll fee collection ended in 2019 following the expiry of a commercial contract to exploit the road. The PM also issued an official document on December 28, 2018, to ask the Ministry of Transport to build management and exploitation plan after toll fee collection ended.

According to the Ministry of Transport, after the toll fee collection ended, traffic flows on the expressway increased sharply, During the weekends, many vehicles violated traffic laws.

The toll collection depends on the revised Road Traffic Law but it will take a long time for the National Assembly to review and approve of the law. The ministry then submitted the plan to resume toll collection on HCM City-Trung Luong Expressway to the government and the National Assembly Standing Committee for a quick approval.

After the National Assembly Standing Committee approves of the proposal, related agencies can be directed to complete required procedures and regulations for the resumption of tolls.

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