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Cai Lay BOT station to resume toll collection

By Trung Chanh

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HCMC – The Transport Ministry has assigned the Directorate of Roads and relevant parties to finalize the date for resumption of toll collection at the Cai Lay build-operate-transfer (BOT) station.

Nguyen Duy Lam, deputy minister of Transport, recently issued a document on collecting road tolls as part of the BOT project to invest in National Highway 1 passing through Cai Lay in Tien Giang Province.

The Transport Ministry stated that the Directorate for Roads’ plan to collect road tolls on September 15 was consistent with the report sent to the prime minister.

Lam stated that road toll collection at the station would be organized soon to help the investment capital recover. Accordingly, the Vietnam Directorate of Roads promptly joined hands with investors, relevant local agencies and units to determine the appropriate time for the collection based on realities and relevant regulations.

Nguyen Manh Thang, deputy director of the Directorate of Roads, said the project was set to begin collecting tolls on September 7, as previously proposed by this unit.

According to Le Trung Duy, director of Tien Giang National Highway 1 Investment Company Ltd., toll collection would start at 13:00 on September 25 on a trial basis. Moreover, the project’s repair work, as previously reported by the Saigon Times, would begin today, September 23, and be completed soon, he added.

The Transport Ministry advised traffic participants and residents to follow the law and the Tien Giang People’s Committee to take measures to ensure traffic safety and security, as well as to deal with violations.

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