Due to a significant surge in the number of vehicles as people traveled to their hometowns on the first day of the holidays, the traffic police in Ben Tre and Tien Giang provinces worked diligently to manage one-way traffic on the Rach Mieu Bridge.
The Vietnam Department for Roads yesterday formally voiced opposition to the notification of Bien Hoa - Vung Tau Expressway Investment and Development JSC. (BVEC) to stop maintenance work on National Highway No.51.
The Vietnamese Association of Road Systems Investors (VARSI) yesterday sent a proposal to the Prime Minister, hoping that directions should be given to related ministries and state agencies to fully address all inadequacies in Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) traffic projects.
After nearly 2 months launching the non-stop electronic toll collection system (ETC) nationwide, traffic congestion around toll plazas has seen a reduction, with the time passing a toll booth decreasing by 6-7 times. However, in order for these systems to demonstrate their full potential, service providers need to improve the technical aspect while the State should introduce strict sanctions for violations.
Mr. Tran Van Dung, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Tien Giang Province, on August 2, said that he had received a document from the State Inspection Agency on the acceptance of the construction of the Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway investment project phase 1 in the form of BOT contract.
Related to the start of seaport infrastructure fee collection in Ho Chi Minh City, a representative of the Inland Waterway Port Authority of HCMC, on the afternoon of March 31, informed that enterprises had actively made declarations on the system according to regulations.
Between the two existing expressways in the South of Vietnam, namely Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong and HCMC – Long Thanh – Dau Giay, the former has displayed signs of wear and degrades, leading to the unsafety status for travelers.
Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho on October 25 led a delegation to check the construction progress of the Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway project which is expected to open to traffic at Lunar New Year.
The Rach Mieu Bridge BOT One Member Limited Company yesterday said that the Rach Mieu Bridge investment and construction project on the National Highway No.60 through Tien Giang and Ben Tre provinces will continue toll collection for the second phase.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has sent a dispatch requiring the Minister of Transport to inspect and make clear information about out of control toll collection at BOT (Build-Operation-Transfer) projects.
The Investigation Agency for Anti-Corruption and Smuggling under the Ministry of Public Security (C30) yesterday said that it has launched a probe on trading and using illegal software to conceal toll revenue and evade tax at the tollbooth in HCMC-Trung Luong Expressway.
The Ministry of Transport has required the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam, Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) investors, Vietnam Expressway Corporation and Cuu Long Corporation to ensure traffic safety in toll roads and halt toll collection in case when damage is not repaired in a timely manner.