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Ministry disapproves of toll cuts in Khanh Hoa
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Ministry disapproves of toll cuts in Khanh Hoa

HCMC – Following the Ministry of Transport’s instruction, Khanh Hoa Deo Ca BOT Investment Joint Stock Company will not offer toll reductions to vehicles registered by people living or working in 16 communes near the BOT Ninh An tollgate in Khanh Hoa Province as proposed by drivers and enterprises earlier.

Lao Dong newspaper quoted Vu Hai Long, deputy director of the company, as saying that his company has to observe the guidance of the ministry and cannot arbitrarily reduce tolls. He added that the company can only propose toll cuts and has no power to decide.

According to the Ministry of Transport in an urgent document with regard to the proposed toll cuts at the BOT Ninh An tollgate, the company’s suggestion to offer a 100% toll reduction for vehicles of group 1 with transport business is not in accordance with the ministry’s directive.

The ministry only agrees on additional toll reductions for other vehicles, meaning those of groups 2, 3, 4 and 5, in nearby areas within a five-kilometer radius of the tollgate.

Besides, the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam was asked to learn from the case at the BOT Ninh An tollgate and prevent similar incidents at other tollgates.

As reported by local newspapers, the operator of the BOT Ninh An tollgate on January 4 agreed on a 100% fee reduction on vehicles of group 1 in 17 communes of the province’s Ninh Hoa Town and refunds monthly tolls to vehicle within a radius of ten kilometers.

The toll fee reduction, applicable on January 5, came after an agreement between the tollgate operator and drivers. In addition, the operator planned to seek the ministry’s approval for 50% toll cuts for vehicles of groups 2, 3 and 4 and would give an official reply this month.

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